Invitation to CoolTan Arts Sponsored Walk

Walk for mental health with CoolTan Arts! – please join us for our biggest event of the year – our Sponsored Walk on Saturday 11th October.It’s a brilliant day out, raises vital funds to continue our work and publicly challenges stigma through our visible presence on the streets of London!

Tickets are £5 unwaged, £10 waged. You can register quickly and easily online here:

Setting off from outside the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ and following a 4.8 mile route to the Southbank, the walk will explore green spaces, hidden squares and historic landmarks. We will celebrate World Mental Health Day with talks, art and performances looking at inspiring local stories and people.

Please join us if you can and spread the word!


Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin – August 2014

Dear All,

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   The Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin

Among the highlights are:

* The Big White Wall is now avail free for Southwark residents


* 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.


* 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……

*  CALL TO ARTISTS: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION by Sharp, 0203 228 7050 or,07790 807 314

                       * STORM course a free certified suicide prevention training particular helpful those people who work with people ‘at risk’.

contact :Craig, Claudia-


Happy summer!



Anamaria Florin, MRSH
Mental Wellbeing Officer
Lambeth and Southwark Public Health

    Tel: 020 7525 0272

Location Address:
160 Tooley St, Hub 2 First Floor, London SE1 2QH

Postal Address:
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 :

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 :

Healthy Cook and Eat for PB holders

Hello everyone.

Please find attached the leaflet for our September 2014 Healthy Cook and Eat course. Book early to guarantee a place. There is a charge for this course.


Courses will run on Wednesdays from 2 – 4.30pm Start date to be finalised.

Best wishes

Bill Stewart

Service Coordinator Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

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1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB

Telephone: 020 7928 9521  Fax: 020 7960 4628

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MHFA Art Show

Hi there!

We are really excited to let you know that going forward we would really like to hold a mental health themed art event early next year. As it’s early days, we are still working out the logistics of how to run the event and the finer details are still to be combed through.

We still need your help!

MHFA would love to showcase art that was created by people with lived experience of mental health issues. The way that we are intending to use the art is to challenge people’s perceptions of mental health, open up conversations around mental health more easily using artwork as a focus point and provide a really interactive session where people can explore mental health through a different, and very creative, medium.

If you, or you know of somebody, who would be happy for their artwork to be used at an event then we would really appreciate if you could please send a photograph of the pieces you would like to be considered. At this stage, I would suggest only to submit work that you would be happy to have you as the named artist. Also, if you could include a brief explanation/interpretation then this will help when it comes to the selection process. Submission of artwork photographs would be on a purely voluntary basis.

Please note that we may not be able to use all artwork at events but we will incorporate as much as we can.

Our next working group meeting is on 21st August so we would love to be able to show some examples at this meeting.

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you and seeing some great artwork!

Best wishes,

Emma Gunn

 Emma Gunn

Client Relationship Manager

A: 49 – 51 East Road, London N1 6AH

T: 020 7250 8386

M: 07738946315


Via Angela

Project Co-ordinator for new Paid Peer Mentor Network

Project Co-ordinator £25,437 – £28,737 [35 hours per week]

Hexagon is in the process of developing a new Southwark based Paid Peer Mentor Network in Mental Health following an award from Southwark’s Innovation Fund.  Once trained, Paid Peer Mentors will be matched with people who are moving from high support accommodation to more independent living and key aims will be to support wellbeing, reduce social isolation and enable people to maintain independent living.

We are now seeking a full Time Project Co-ordinator to lead the development of the network. The successful candidate will have experience of managing mental health, both long term and acute/crisis, either in a work setting or through direct lived experience. This is a unique opportunity to shape an exciting new project and candidates will need to demonstrate they

  • Can lead, support and develop others
  • Have excellent networking skills for partnership working
  • Have a high level of knowledge in recovery based approaches and mental well-being

Confirmation of appointment is subject to obtaining an acceptable Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. For an application pack, please visit our website at Information pack will be available from 1st August 2014

Closing Date: Monday 18th August 2014

Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd September 2014

For your information, Hexagon will shortly be seeking interest in the Paid Peer Mentor roles

Mon 28th July at The Dragon Café

Create, Relate and Celebrate

Join us for a final Monday before we take a Summer break at the mid-point of The Dragon Cafe’s second year. Our Summer Medley will ensure there is music and movement through the day, but we also have opportunities to look closer at mental health care in Southwark with SLaM Presents at 2 pm, and developments in biomedical approaches in Research Works at 2.30 pm. In the evening you can get moving with VivArtista at 6.15 pm and a ‘flashmob’ style performance then join our Dragon for dance, drumming and celebration from 7 pm. Vive The Dragon Café!
PLEASE NOTE: we will be closed through August returning on Monday 1st September.

DC Programme- Monday 28 July 2014

What is Image Making?

Join our creative, fun and vibrant Graphics training department and discover your creative side

Hello everyone,

Please find attached details of our brand new Image Making course taster session on Thursday  July 24th.  These courses are for people recovering from mental health problems and cost only £20 a session for people with a personal budget.  The course proper begins July 29th and runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for 5 weeks.  Students completing the Image Making course at Blackfriars MHWBS have joined our Art2print social enterprise to get hands on work experience of being in a design team.  Others have accessed full-time courses.   It has helped nearly all to boost their confidence, “ It gave me inspiration to be creative and not to be afraid to try new things”.

Image making 2 

Discover your creative side!

Best wishes

Bill Stewart

Service Coordinator Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

Find out more about our graphic design studio

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB

Telephone: 020 7928 9521  Fax: 020 7960 4628

Find out more about what we can do for you:

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