The following organisations are offering forums and targeted interventions to develop your physical and mental strength and well-being.
HERON (Health Inequalities Research Network) supports a variety of projects that highlight health inequalities using different forms of media, such as art, photography, performance and podcasting. The network hosts conferences, seminars, public talks and other events to talk about health inequalities with a variety of stakeholders.
UP&RUNNING aims to promote self-management & recovery among young people experiencing early signs/symptoms of poor health through physical activity.
The upcoming free physical activity sessions will take place in Ruskin Park on Saturday 20th July 2019 at 11am-12pm and then in Brockwell Park on each Saturday at 11am-12pm between 27th July and 24th August 2019. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you like.
For more information and to register, click here.
Check out the HERON YouTube channel for more information.
SELPh’s mission is to improve mental well-being, promote recovery and build social support networks for people recovering from mental illness using innovative participatory photography so that they have the opportunity to talk about their everyday experiences in a group setting, represent themselves, voice their opinions to contribute to a dialogue on health and well-being and tackle the stigma that surrounds mental illness. SELPh designs and delivers participatory photography groups for people experiencing and recovering from mental illness as well as other socially excluded groups that give voice and provide platforms for dialogue around health and well-being.
Upcoming dates to be announced. Watch this space!
Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research, Training & Services (IMPARTS) is an initiative funded by King’s Health Partners to integrate mental and physical healthcare in research, training and clinical services at Guy’s, St Thomas’s and King’s College Hospitals, as well as South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
The IMPARTS initiative offers self-help materials for a range of disorders that are available to download for free.
Check out the IMPARTS Don’t Separate The Inseparable animation:
They are also offering a free online course: Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness with upcoming session starting on the 14th of January 2019.
RISE (Research methods In School Education) is funded by King’s Widening Participation and was established in 2016 as a collaboration between researchers from HERON and The REACH (Resilience, Ethnicity and AdolesCent mental Health) Study. RISE aims to engage young people on the topic of health inequalities, deliver research methods training and inspire young people to think critically about local community health. By creatively engaging local secondary school and sixth form students currently underrepresented on King’s College London undergraduate psychology and other health-related programmes, including nursing and medicine, the project also aims to encourage young people to stay in education and develop a career in science and health-related professions.
For more information about RISE and to find out which schools are involved, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org