Mental Health First Aid courses 2018

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During 2018, FTiL ran four community Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) 2-day Adult courses, supported by a grant from the Thrale Charity. All three of our MHFAE trained volunteers were involved as instructors. Each course had two instructors. MHFAE sets the maximum number of trainees on each course at 16. Instructor training was funded by grants from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Battersea Power Station Foundation. IT equipment used in the delivery of these courses was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The dates, venues and numbers of trainees successfully completing the courses were:

12 and 13 February at the Karibu Education Centre, SW9 7PH, 15 trainees;
13 and 14 August at the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, SW2 2BB, 14 trainees;
23 and 25 October at the Pavilion at Tooting Bec Lido, SW16 1RU, 14 trainees;
3 and 4 November at the Hyderi Islamic Centre, SW16 5PQ, 15 trainees.

So during the year 58 people connected to FTiL and its partner organisations became qualified as mental health first aiders. In addition, 15 staff at Lambeth College were trained in a special course on 3 and 4 April.



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Inter Faith walk 2018

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10.00 - 10.30       (Mass at 9.30am)         St Mary’s Catholic Church       8 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7AP

10.45 - 11.15          Clapham Methodist Church           121 High Street, London SW4 7JR

11.45 - 12.15            Stockwell Green Muslim Centre              35 Stockwell Green London SW9 9HZ

12.30 - 13.00           SGI Nichiren Buddhist Centre           1 Bernays Grove, London SW9 8DF

 

(After the walk, the Refugees Welcome Lambeth installation for this year’s Brixton Design Trail was visited in nearby Trinity Gardens.

The hand crafted installation celebrated our diversity and the journeys that have brought us here, with welcome banners made by people across the borough.)

Lambeth Country Show 2018

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Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd July, 12 noon to 8 pm in Brockwell Park

The determination tree, conversations and information were available throughout the weekend, and there were four special sessions as follows:

 

Saturday 2pm

Providing positive options for young people

Led by Pastor Lorraine Jones

 

Saturday 5pm

Mental Health First Aid

Led by Maureen Johnson

 

Sunday 2pm

Refugees in Lambeth - Extend the Welcome

Led by Barbara Wilson

 

Sunday 5pm

The Prevent Strategy

Led by Rupert Sutton

 

Round Tables

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Three Round Table discussions have taken place with funding support from Near Neighbours.

  • 9 January 2018 at Brixton Community Base on "The Prevent strategy"
  • 20 February 2018 at Brixton Community Base on "Refugees in Lambeth"
  • 27 March 2018 at the Karibu Centre on "Negative youth choices"

 

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Visit My Mosque - February 2018

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Visit My Mosque is a national initiative of the Muslim Council of Britain. Not every mosque takes part, but FTiL was informed of three in the Borough of Lambeth that will be open on Sunday 18th February and one more on Sunday 25th February.

Sunday 18th February

  • Hyderi Islamic Centre, 26 Estreham Road, SW16 5PQ, open 9am - 2pm
  • South London Islamic Centre, 8 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NN, open 12noon - 6pm
  • West Norwood Islamic Centre, 58-60 Norwood High Street, SE27 9NR, open 11am - 4pm

Sunday 25th February

  • North Brixton Islamic Cultural Centre, 182A Brixton Road, SW9 6AT, open 12noon - 5.30pm

We were all invited to call in during these times. We found a warm welcome, tasty hospitality and much of interest.

The first FTiL Mental Health First Aid training

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FTiL is sending 3 volunteers to MHFAE to train as instructors for the 2 day Adult MHFA course.

Battersea Power Station Foundation and Awards for All have given grants for instructor training and for IT equipment.

The first FTiL MHFA 2 day course took place at the Karibu Education Centre in Brixton

on 12th and 13th February 2018 with 15 trainees.

The instructors were Phil Cotgreave and Buff Davis.

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New Year New Unity at Lambeth College

January 3rd 2018 - the very first day of term, but that didn't hold back Lambeth College from organising a New Year New You lunchtime fair.

FTiL was there, taking up a theme from last year under the title New Year New Unity.

Students were invited to supply their own New Year New ? and, movingly, a clear majority wrote 'get a job'

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Quiz night- A Question of Unity

Monday 13th November 2017

7.00 pm at the Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9 7PH

The quiz focused on what makes Lambeth a great place to live and work - it was a great way to learn more about our community.  
 Artworks on unity were on display from St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls Church of England Academy in Tulse Hill 
and St Andrew's Church of England Primary School in Stockwell
Details of event here

Inter Faith Walk 2017

Lambeth Inter Faith Walk 2017

Saturday 16th September

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A walk through north Brixton and Kennington which visited 5 places of worship between 10 am and 3 pm.

Approximate timings:

10.00 Mostyn Road Methodist Church, Mostyn Road, SW9 6PH

10.45 North Brixton Islamic Centre, Brixton Road, SW9 6AT

11.45 St John the Divine Church of England, Vassall Road, SW9 6JA

12.45 Holy Redeemer Church (Scalabrini Centre), 20 Brixton Road, SW9 6BU

14.00 Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 43 Renfrew Rd, SE11 4NA 

 

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