It’s finally here: has been launched! NOW LIVE!


Friday the 11th of July 2014 marked the launch of the Wheel of Well-being website.More and more research is showing us how certain positive actions can improve our mood, reduce risk of depression, strengthen our relationships, keep us healthy and even add seven years to our lives.

The Wheel of Well-being (WoW) is a simple framework that translates this research into positive practice. At the heart of the Wheel of Well-being is the WoW website, a practical collection of free tips, tools, activities and ideas – from a DIY Happiness game to promote well-being at community events, to a Happier at Work programme to improve well-being in the workplace.

“Well-being is about a positive state of mind and body, feeling safe and able to cope, and having a sense of connection with those around us. A focus on well-being can bring positive benefits for people and places. The Wheel of Well-being is a welcome tool which offers helpful tips and practical assistance to individuals, families and communities seeking to improve well-being.”

Gregor Henderson, Director of Wellbeing and Mental Health,
Public Health England



The website is divided into three sections:


WoW Yourself


For people to contribute well-being tips and places, create their own well-being checklist and track their personal progress.


WoW Your Community


For people working in the public, private or voluntary sector, to explore free practical tools and ideas for improving well-being in organisations, workplaces and local communities.


WoW Strategy


For people involved in policy development and local government, to develop a well-being strategy. This section is a is the result of an innovative, on-going partnership between the mental health promotion team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and strategic design consultancy Uscreates, who have been working together since 2008 to develop new ways to promote mental health and well-being across London.

Enjoy exploring the website! We welcome any feedback or enquiries on



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Join us at the launch of the Wheel of Wellbeing!Our mailing address is:

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill

London, EnglandSE5 8AZ

United Kingdom


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Crisis and wellbeing leaflets

Mental wellbeing RB v4 3 March 2014

SLAM 180 – What to do in a mental health crisis Southwark v 5

SLAM 183 – What to do in a mental health crisis ( Croydon)

SLAM 185 – Crisis leaflet for self-harm Lewisham final

SLAM 186 – Crisis leaflet for self-harm Croydon (final)

SLAM 188 Crisis leaflet for self-harm Southwark final

SLAM181 – What to do in a mental health crisis – Lewisham (v3)

SLAM182 – What to do in a mental health crisis – Lambeth (v5)Eproof

SLAM187 Crisis for self harm leaflet – Lambeth (final)

Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2013

Schizophrenia Awareness Week is 11th – 17 November 2013.

Matthew has done video and audio blogs  about Schizophrenia; its symptoms, what you can do to raise awareness of it this week and what Rethink and other organisations are doing to help with this illness.

The video is at:

The audio at:

The transcript of these blogs can be downloaded from:

Expert Carers Helping Others (ECHO)

A case study on carer involvement in mental health research


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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2013 – An audio blog by Matthew

Matthew has done an audio blog with his thoughts about this day. His blog contains some really useful links for finding out more information and also what can be done to help people.

Healthwatch Southwark signposting document

Healthwatch Southwark is developing its new signposting function. While we are establishing our signposting function, below are key contacts to access health and social services and how to comment or be supported to make a complaint ‘‘complaints advocacy’’.

PDF here: Healthwatch-Signposting-v5

Here are some myths about depression and bipolar…courtesy NAMI

myths and facts

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