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Support for parents and carers of children and young people with eating disorders

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We know this time of year can be particularly tricky to manage for children and young people with eating disorders – and their parents and carers – given the heightened focus on food as part of festive celebrations. Healthy London Partnership and London’s three Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inpatient Provider Collaboratives have been […]

Shavarnah’s story

I want to share my truths, as well as the struggles I faced with my mental health as a young mum and how I created MumStyleLDN, which without me realising it at the time, was my first step to healing. I aim to be as open as possible; to spread awareness and shine a light on […]

Lynette’s story

I want to share my experiences, as both a member of the public and as a professional within maternity services. My experiences extend across nearly 3 decades. Realising I was 22 weeks pregnant was a shock. I was 22 and had just returned from Glastonbury Festival. I had been a vegan and restricted my food […]

Chelsea’s story

Chelsea is the mother of two young girls, a military wife, worked as Midwife for 3 years and now works as a Lived Experience Practitioner for Healthy London Partnership. Through her role she uses her own experience to shape NHS perinatal maternal mental health services to fit to those who need it. She also supports […]


Janet Janet Murungi, 56, from Hackney, north London, waited a few days after receiving her NHS bowel cancer screening kit in the post before she used it. As Chair of the Community African Network and a volunteer at her local GP surgery, Janet leads a busy life. “Then I reminded myself, good health is wealth, […]

Thoughts from a GP – Supporting the Supporters

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Contributed by Dr Dominique Thompson Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.   The ripple effect of eating disorders is extensive and toxic. These pernicious and devastating conditions not only have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder but also have an exceptional ability to disrupt the lives of the people who love […]

The Open Door Policy

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Words and artwork contributed by Anny, Lived Experience Practitioner with the Healthy London Partnership Adult Eating Disorder Programme   A year since going public with my blog, I regularly find myself offering a disclaimer: what I say doesn’t represent the experience or feelings of every Black woman with an eating disorder in the UK. I […]

Right Asthma Image Campaign

23 September 2021 What a year! My continuing journey to transform asthma services in London for children and young people By Sara Nelson RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc, Queens Nurse, Programme Lead, Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme NHS England (London Region) @SaranelsonRGN They say that time flies when you are having fun, but I really […]

Managing health and wellbeing during COVID-19 – Good Thinking shares insights report

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Good Thinking, London’s digital mental wellbeing service, has published its first COVID-19 Insights Report. The report includes information about how people are using the website, and how this has changed through COVID-19. It also includes key insights from an ongoing research programme that Good Thinking has been working on with Partnership for Young London and […]

Cancer psychosocial support is everybody’s business

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Cancer and its treatments have the potential to significantly impact on mental health, physical health and socio-economic status (finances, employment) in multiple ways. We know that 58% of people diagnosed with cancer feel their emotional needs are not looked after as much as their physical needs (Macmillan, 2006). Evidence also shows that cancer patients have […]

Education Mental Health Practitioner – Blog

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By Merry Wright, West London EMHP I am a trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP), one of the first EMHPs to be trained across the country, under a national programme to increase the workforce of child and young people early intervention mental health practitioners.  My role as a trainee EMHP makes up the frontline of […]

Blog: There’s magic in your smile

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By Lydia Davies, Project Support Officer, Health Innovation Network I’m a young person, a 22-year-old woman living and working in London. I look around City Hall and see many other young women like myself and realise that 1 in 4 of us will experience living with anxiety or depression and 70 per cent of us […]

Connecting, Collaborating, Reciprocating – Journeys in the Asthma System

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by Tom Holliday, Paediatric Registrar & Darzi 10 Fellow I never saw myself working in paediatric asthma. As a paediatric registrar working in secondary care, my experience of asthma was as an acute condition. Every winter large numbers of young people would flood into A&E and I would help by treating their acute attack. Either […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May 2019: Positive body image

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Sylvia Mac, positive body champion and online voice of, explains her journey towards healthy self-esteem and the power of positive body image At the age of 3, I was hospitalized from an accident at home falling into boiling water. After surviving life support, I went on to have numerous surgical procedures and operations. Every […]

Healthy London Partnership e-news: 22 May 2018

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23rd May 2018

Transforming London’s health and care together Our latest update about all the great work happening across the capital to make London the healthiest global city. Please share it with your colleagues and encourage them to sign up for alerts. If you have feedback on our stories or there are topics you want to hear more […]