Hope everyone is well! As usual our monthly communication -The Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin can be viewed at http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/
This month has a range a goodies ! lots of free training like mental health first aid , wellbeing awards and specific info around issues of mental health.
Hope it is helpful!
Highlights of the e-bulletin see below:
- Why Mindfulness now : http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/?p=739&preview=true
- Invite toJuly Lambeth and Southwark WellBeing Network Meetingon Lorrimore Square LondonSE173QU- Telefono de la Esperanza UK
Events & Training
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA):17 & 19 June The Garden Room Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA): :15 & 16 July The Garden Room Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA):17 June & 18 June:Blackfriar’s Settlement Rushworth Street SE1 0RB
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA) 8 & 10 July The Garden Room Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ
Please, for bookings email to Swan, Carolyn [Carolyn.Swan@slam.nhs.uk]
STORM -Suicide prevention Training:
1. Mon 21st & Tues 22nd July 2014 –
2. Mon 11th & Tues 12th Aug 2014
3. Tues 6th & Weds 7th Jan 2015
4. Mon 16th & Tues 17th Feb 2015
All course will be delivered at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2Q
Last but not least
- First Aid – opportunity to train to be an instructor!!!!!
Lambeth and Southwark Public Health directorate wish to increase capacity to deliver MHFA courses to the voluntary sector and direct to residents. We will pay for two instructors to be trained from the VCS in Lambeth and/or Southwark. You’ll learn how to teach people to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help and guide a person to professional help. See http://mhfaengland.org/instructor-training/instructor-standard/
To register your interest please email email@example.com or ring 020 7525 7530 to find out more.
Our the 2014 Award scheme,The Lambeth and Southwark -Wellbeing Network -Wellbeing Award Scheme has been extended till 31th July 2014.Please, complete and return the attached form on or before 31th July, 2014.Anamaria Florin, Telephone: 0207525-0272 – Anamaria.firstname.lastname@example.org
The London Community Foundation Grants Update
Applications for grants Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) for activities in Black History Month October 2014
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’
Anamaria Florin, MRSH
Mental Wellbeing Officer
Lambeth and Southwark Public Health
The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments. The Mood Anxiety and Personality Disorder department advisory group produces a brief summary of their discussions. The purpose is to let interested people know what is being discussed. Please circulate as appropriate.
With best wishes,
Patient & Public Involvement Lead – Mood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email: email@example.com tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ
Key points from May Meeting:
1) Eight service user/carer consultants were present at the May meeting, plus the Deputy Director and the Public & Patient Involvement Lead.
2) Following up from the last meeting, we have asked to find out about the communications and engagement plan around the proposed merger between
SLaM, Kings and Guys and St.Thomas’s. We were also glad to hear that senior staff would be taking a ‘lead’ role to improve the communications across the services within each borough.
3) 6 members met to discuss how service/carer user consultants can be better supported in their work. Some suggestions included using the Wellbeing Recovery Action Plan, peer support and mental health first aid training. Their ideas will be shared with the Psychological Medicine Advisory Group and with the staff working on improvements to the involvement register.
4) Members of the group identified particular areas of interest – community mental health teams, work on the personality disorder pathway and work on the bi-polar disorder pathway.
5) 2 members fed back about the work they are doing to understand people’s experience of the reception areas in community mental health settings. They are making unannounced visits to reception areas and observing how staff interact with service users, how much information is available and how the physical environment can impact on peoples experience. When finished they will produce a report and work with staff on action planning.
6) 2 members will join a group working on the personality disorder pathway. In an initial meeting with the chair of this group they discussed experience of diagnosis, stigma, lack of information for staff and service users, available and future treatments and the link with education in maintaining wellbeing. The advisory group acknowledges the need to engage a wider group of stakeholders in this work as it progresses.
7) We heard about the focus groups being organised by the psychological therapies service user experience working group. This is to gain wider feedback on some quality indicators that have been drafted. A member fed back about an internal review of progress of the newly reconfigured Integrated Psychological Therapy Teams.
8) We heard about the work that SLaM is doing to set priorities under a new ‘Equalities Delivery System’.