Hope everyone is well! This is our summer communication. Obviously, trust that you manage to take advantage of the lovely weather and take good care of your wellbeing!
So I won’t bore you with much details as usual visit our ebulleting at http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/ The Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin
Among the highlights are:
* The Big White Wall is now avail free for Southwark residents http://www.bigwhitewall.com
* The launch of the new website with tools for individuals and comunities- everything about wellbeing! do visit and play, you won’t be dissapointed! Why well-being matters More and more research is showing us how certain actions, activities and practices can improve our moods, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen relationships, keep us healthy and even add seven years to our lives. We think people need to know more about this, so we have designed a website to spread the word.
Both the Wheel of Well-being and this website are the result of a design collaboration between the Mental Health Promotion Team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Uscreates, a strategic consultancy delivering social value. http://www.wheelofwellbeing.org
* The Social Determinants of Mental Health Report.
Cyberbullying report from EU Kids Online
The pursuit of happiness: a new ambition for our mental health
……all that maybe for a summer reading ????
* Grant funding opportunities………
* Advice for parents in Lambeth regarding available activities for young people
much, much more to find out……
* STORM course a free certified suicide prevention training particular helpful those people who work with people ‘at risk’.
contact :Craig, Claudia- Claudia.Craig@southwark.gov.uk
Anamaria Florin, MRSH
Mental Wellbeing Officer
Lambeth and Southwark Public Health
Tel: 020 7525 0272
160 Tooley St, Hub 2 First Floor, London SE1 2QH
PO Box 64529, London, SE1P 5HY
My workdays are Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday
We would like to encourage you that within your wellbeing work/ activities to measure wellbeing by using the short Warwick Edinburgh scale. Please, visit for details : http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Wellbeing-self-assessment.aspx
By the way, it may be helpful to have handy the working definiton of wellbeing is (locally agreed): ‘to feel positive about the present, feeling hopeful about the future; feeling confident about being able to handle life’s stresses and problems; and feeling that mostly life is fulfilled and rewarding’
Why Mindfulness now : http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/?p=739&preview=true
Matthew Mckenzie has done a video to raise awareness about depression for this important week.
It is very informative and well worth a watch.
Thank you for doing this Matthew.
Hear Us Croydon held their open forum meeting on the 4th of March over at the CVA Resource Centre. At this meeting there were guest speakers:
Caroline McDonald on Personal Budgets in Mental Health and Julie Turner on Direct Payments.
The Main Topic was on the Depression and Bipolar Disorder Focus Group with guest speakers Alice Glover, Dr Karine Macritchie and Vanessa Bray.
Matthew Mckenzie has done a great video blog of the meeting:
Matthew has also done an audio blog:
These are well worth watching and listening to!
Matthew has also uploaded some great photos to our Facebook page:
Matthew has done a audio blog of this meeting.
The theme was “Are you affected by bipolar or depression?”.
“People still think that it’s shameful if they have a mental illness. They think it shows personal weakness. They think it shows a failing.”Posted: January 7, 2014
How to end the stigma and talk about mental health: http://on.ted.com/bwg5