‘The gender divide – mental health in the workplace’

Friday 18th November from 8:45am until 12:00pm
ORTUS learning and events centre, London

The recent report published by BITC on Mental Health in the Workplace, highlighted that in general men are less confident than women in talking about mental health in the workplace – as employees they are less likely to discuss issues with their manager and as line managers they are less enthusiastic about training in mental health.

As part of Men’s Health Awareness Month, Maudsley Learning at Work will explore the reasons surrounding this and the ways in which employers can support workplace practices that promote openness around mental health for all. With expert insights and a format that enables peer to peer discussions we will discuss the role of the line manager in relation to supporting mental in the workplace and how getting this right will have a positive impact on business goals as well as individual mental health and team performance. This briefing will be followed by a taster session of our Workplace Mental Health Training

8:45 – 9:30 Introductory Briefing with coffee/tea & working breakfast
8:45 – 9:15 Introduction and panel discussion
9:15 – 9:30 Audience Q&A
9:30 – 10:00 Break and Networking
10:00 – 12:00 Workplace mental health training taster

Register today to benefit from our free workplace mental health training taster session.

Register HERE.

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Christmas Creations

Christmas Creations

After-school art workshops for children & young people using a range of exciting materials and techniques to create art & craft items for Christmas.

Parents, grandparents and carers also welcome.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays 15th, 22nd, 29th November, 6th and 13th December, 3.30pm-5pm at Art in the Park, Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park SE5 ORJ

Sessions run by artists Andrea Sinclair and Elle Salt with volunteers, Ange Mukeza and Florence Goodhand-Tait.

Cost £3.

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Next meeting on the Wednesday 23 November 2016, 7pm.

The venue: The Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, Camberwell, SE5 8UA.

Focus: How can we create more quality jobs in Camberwell.

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Link Age Southwark

Link Age Southwark

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. 

Could you volunteer in your local area to make an older person’s day? Just an hour of your time can make a big difference to a lonely or isolated older person.

You can help out by:

  • Visiting an older person in their home for a chat 
  • Helping to run one of our activity groups
  • Giving an older person a lift to an activity group or appointment
  • Helping an older person with light gardening or household odd jobs

You could help an older person like May, 98, who attends our volunteer-led social groups. She says, “I was bored and lonely before I learned of Link Age Southwark. I’m very grateful to their volunteers for bringing joy to my life.

We are working to make Southwark a more inclusive and age-friendly borough and would love volunteers in Camberwell to be part of this. Volunteering with us is very rewarding – you will enjoy new experiences, meet new people in your local community and have the satisfaction of supporting older people to live happy, fulfilled lives.

To volunteer, please email or call 020 8299 2623.

Please see our website for more information.

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Five ways to re-vamp an shirt!

Five ways to re-vamp an shirt!

Rather than wasting your money in the shops, look no further than the back of your wardrobe for that old shirt. Bring it along to our creative workshop to discover inspiring ways to create a fresh look, or a lovely gift from the things you already have.

The ‘Upcycling’ workshop is being held on Monday 31 Oct from 12.30 to 4.30 pm at the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, hosted by Veolia Southwark and Love Your Clothes, as part of the Recycle for London campaign. The workshop will follow an introductory site tour of the plant.

Learn from the experts, share sewing, repair, and upcycling skills creating something new from that unloved old shirt. Getting creative with your clothes isn’t just about saving cash: it can give you a fabulous style or unique gift that nobody else can match.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited so please RSVP to by Friday 28 October 2016.

Don’t forget to bring with you a shirt you’d like to upcycle!

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Plans to transform industrialised railway arches into new spaces for cafes and bars have been drawn up by Network Rail.

A planning application submitted to Southwark Council last month shows the six archways could soon offer Camberwell a new hot spot for evening entertainment.

The six archways in 344-349 Camberwell Station Road “currently in a poor state of repair”, according to Network Rail. But each contain about 120 square metres, with a six smaller one providing 50 sq m of space.

Public consultation on the plans ends today (Thursday), and will soon be decided be either approved or sent back to redesigning by Southwark Council’s planning committee.

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We need your input – Quietway 8 Kennington Park to Burgess Park

We need your input – Quietway 8 Kennington Park to Burgess Park

Quietway 8 Kennington Park to Burgess Park 

https://consultations. leisure/qw8 


A new safe, quiet route between Kennington Park and Burgess Park is coming to make it easier and safer to get around on foot or by cycle. This route is for everyone – and is particularly good if you’re travelling with children or if you want a quiet route to get to the shops, school or work. With your input and support our engineers and safety specialists will be able to design this route to be quieter, away from heavy and fast moving traffic and polluted air. Help us get it right.

This new walking and cycling route was developed due to concerns about road safety and is designed to create a better link between Kennington Park and Burgess Park for cyclists and walkers. As most of the route is part of other schemes, right now we just need your local knowledge to make sure that the part of the route between Kennington Park and Addington Square – shown below – works for you and to know whether there is anything we have missed. We are trying to make as little disruption as possible focusing on clear signage, better surfacing, new paths for walking and cycling including some changes to parking spaces.

Why We Are Consulting

https://consultations. leisure/qw8/

Quietways are a network of cycle routes in London that run through streets with low traffic volumes. Linking key destinations, the vast majority of Quietways follow back streets with some on paths across parks and open spaces. The routes are for new less-confident cyclists who want to avoid busy roads. Quietways form an integral part of the Council’s Cycling Strategy and the Mayor of London’s vision for cycling. We want to increase cycling and walking as a preferred way of getting around locally.

Kate Tiernan

Consultant | Southwark Council


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Blue Elephant Theatre show listings

Blue Elephant Theatre show listings

Blue Elephant Theatre show listings

You can find details about the events on their website:

Or on the SE5 Forum web calendar.

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Friends of Burgess Park AGM

Friends of Burgess Park AGM

You are invited to the Friends of Burgess Park AGM at the Old Library, Bath and Washhouse, on Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm.

Meet Theatre delicatessen and hear their plans for the next two years. Also hear from the Council about the next steps for Olbaw and the park buildings strategy.

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Camberwell Choir School donation

Camberwell Choir School donation

Camberwell Choir School have been offered match funding for all small donations (up to £10) given to them in the next few days, and also match funding for anyone who’d like to give a small amount monthly for at least the next 3 months.

Many of their instruments need replacing in the near future so this is a great opportunity to help contribute to their replacement, and lots of small gifts soon mount up! If you haven’t come across them do look them up ( They’ve been around for 26 years and have worked with 3,000 local children from 0-17 helping them build confidence and self-worth through music. One of their current children is on stage in the West End production of Lion King, and another, who was a child in the mid 1990’s, recently sang in the White House for the President!

If you’d like to make a donation please go to and click on ‘donate now’ for a one off gift or ‘give monthly’ to give three monthly payments that will all be match funded.

Thank you.

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Free cycle rides from Burgess Park

Free Healthy Bike Ride.  

October 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three parks and a Cemetery
Easy-paced ride to Peckham Rye Park, Nunhead Cemetery and Southwark Park.  Start/finish in Burgess Park at the Park Life Cafe. All welcome – just turn up with your bike. 

More information at uk/events/healthy-ride-28/ 

Nov 5th 2016  10am-12 noon
Gunpowder Plot Ride
Easy-paced ride to Houses of Parliament and Tower of London.  Start/finish in Burgess Park at the Park Life Cafe. All welcome – just turn up with your bike. 

More information at uk/events/gunpowder-plot-ride- healthy-ride/


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Thursday, 17th Nov 7pm

Please join us for an evening of short-films and discussion at the Ivy House. We’ll be showing a small but diverse selection of short-films that reflect the current crisis and highlight individual stories. We’ll have Q & A’s with directors, and a variety of speakers, including John Domokos from the Guardian, to bring us up to date with the changing situation, and with a focus on post- Referendum Britain.

Entrance is free, but there will be a collection for refugee support organisations

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