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
The board of an NHS foundation trust which delivers psychiatric care in south London is to be investigated.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s board will be reviewed by health regulator Monitor.
The investigation will look at whether the trust has effective systems in place to identify and solve problems regarding patients’ quality of care.
The trust said it “welcomed” the review and was “delighted” to have the chance to analyse its systems.
Mark Turner, regional director at Monitor, said: “Our focus will be on whether the board is providing strong enough leadership to ensure that patients always receive quality care.”
The organisation provides services in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and also provides care in Kent.
In a statement, the trust said: “We share the regulator’s aims of providing strong leadership and ensuring our patients always receive quality care.
“SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) provides the widest range of mental health services in the UK and we are delighted to have the chance to work with Monitor in reviewing our systems to ensure they are continually refreshed and improved upon.”
An announcement about the outcome of the investigation will be made in due course.
Last year a Freedom of Information request submitted by the BBC revealed that from 2005-2012 nearly 100 people were killed by mental health patients in London.
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust had the highest number of deaths, with 31 people being convicted.
Police are to be given access to specialist staff 24 hours, seven-days-a-week, to support people with mental health problems.
A new one-year pilot scheme will be trialled by Met officers in Lambeth, Lewisham, Croydon and Southwark.
In Lambeth and Southwark, mental health professionals will also be available to accompany police on visits.
A spokeswoman for NHS England London said the service plans to roll out the project across London.
The Mental Health Police Triage Service for London comes after the introduction of a separate scheme which saw mental health nurses being based in some police stations and courts.
Police in the four boroughs will have access to a 24-hour helpline manned by mental health professionals, who can give advice to officers attending call-outs and also advise if the person being dealt with is already known to the profession.
The pilot was started in April and launched officially earlier, and will run until April 2015.
Kate Davies, NHS England’s head of health and justice commissioning, said: “Many people who come into contact with the police have not committed a crime but are simply ill, and they are often going through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
“This scheme is about supporting police officers to make the right decisions about how to manage these situations, whether that means taking somebody to a place of safety or assisting them in the community with the help of a mental health professional.”
Just wanted to let you know about our drop in partnership with Victim Support taking place every Thursday 1-4 at Cambridge House. Please come in for advice and information.
Interim Co Director
Lambeth and Southwark Mind
1 Addington Square
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham’s Integrated Psychological Therapies Teams are setting up a new peer support service and would like your help in developing this!