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About us

Mental Health Promotion Team

About us

Mental Health Promotion Team

About us

Mental Health Promotion Team

About us

Mental Health Promotion Team

About us

Health and wellbeing is determined by a range of factors. There is growing evidence that training in a range of preventative activities can improve mental wellbeing. We aim to share our knowledge and expertise to ensure that mental wellbeing becomes a key part of public health across communities.

The Mental Health Promotion service is a multidisciplinary team that specialises in promoting mental health and well-being:

  • We deliver training to increase mental health literacy, challenge stigma, and promote social inclusion and mental well-being. This includes Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, bespoke Mental Health Awareness training, and Happiness and well-being courses
  • We work with communities and local organisations, including faith groups and community and voluntary sector organisations. Through programmes, conferences and events, we promote good mental health through improved mental health awareness and understanding.
  • We support businesses - developing and piloting workplace interventions including mental health awareness training for line managers, Mindfulness and positive psychology interventions to increase the positive mental health of employees.

Upcoming opportunities and training

Mindfulness
8x weekly 2-hour sessions (evenings from 17:30 to 19:30)

Session dates
  • 16, 23, Sep 2021
  • 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 2021
  • 4, 11, Nov 2021
Mindfulness helps us to stay in the present and give ourselves non-judgemental attention. It can be cultivated through meditation training, and has been found to be helpful to people facing challenging experiences. Free of charge, open to all staff at GSTT, KCL and SLaM.

Venue: ORTUS, Denmark Hill
Address: 82-96 Grove Lane Camberwell SE5 8SN

To book a place contact mhpteambookings@slam.nhs.uk

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
2-day training
7 & 8 October 2021

An internationally recognised training course, designed teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Attending this course will help you to:
  • Increase awareness around young people’s mental health.
  • Raise awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues Promotes early intervention which enables recovery
  • Allow you to develop practical skills to identify a range of mental health issues and support a young person to get the help they need

Training will be held at the Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA
For a place on the 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid course, please email
your name and contact number to: kathleen.bertrand-grell@slam.nhs.uk for an application form.

*Open to Southwark voluntary sector staff, volunteers, and residents of Southwark


Helpful tools

Find useful free ideas and resources on the Wheel of Well-being website using the links below. You can also purchase Wheel of Well-being materials from the Mental Health Promotion Team.

Activities (wheelofwellbeing.org)
Here are some of our favourite well-being activities - we use them a lot at work, in our workshops and in our own lives. We hope some of them will become favourites for you, your teams or even your families too.

Wondering how to WoW an event? (wheelofwellbeing.org)
The Wheel of Well-being Event Toolkit is all you need to run exciting and innovative well-being events. It contains a collection of creative and easy to use resources including: on-line templates and instructions on how to run well-being promotion events.

In addition, you can email us to purchase WoW Event Packs and other branded materials to support your events: mhpt@slam.nhs.uk