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Every London school to have access to Youth Mental Health First Aid by 2021

13th August 2018

A ground-breaking programme has been launched to ensure every state-funded primary, secondary school and further education college in London has access to Youth Mental Health First Aid by 2021. The programme is a collaboration between Thrive LDN and Mental Health First Aid England, supported by funding from the Mayor of London through the Young Londoners […]

Every GP practice across London successfully makes switch to Electronic Prescription Service

7th August 2018

GP practices across London have successfully made the switch to using the Electronic Prescription Service – saving hours of GPs’, pharmacists’ and patients’ time every day. A total of 1,311 eligible GP practices1 across the capital now use the service that means patients’ prescription can be sent directly from their doctor’s surgery to their pharmacist – […]

London’s acute paediatric staff to enhance their skills

2nd August 2018

Healthy London Partnership, in partnership with Health Education England, has launched a dynamic new e-learning tool for London’s acute paediatric health professionals to enhance their knowledge and training in caring for children in high dependency care. Paediatric Critical Care in Practice (PCCP) is an e-portal of resources designed for  London’s health professionals to use to […]

Londoners pledge to eradicate HIV and the harm of its stigma

31st July 2018

Over 100 people from London’s health and care and the wider London HIV community joined us on 13 July 2018 to help shape plans for London’s Fast Track Cities Initiative (FTCI). The aims are to have zero new HIV infections, zero preventable AIDS-related deaths and zero HIV stigma, as well an improving the quality of […]

Local engagement underway for crisis care proposals

26th July 2018

London Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) are now engaging locally on how to implement the London-wide model of care for people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Health professionals working across London’s acute and mental health services are encouraged to get involved in the development of local proposals and use their experience […]

Citywide campaign launched to tackle mental health unfairness

16th July 2018

Thrive LDN’s Are we OK London? campaign returns for second year focusing on how poor mental health is more prominent in some groups of society than others.  Thrive LDN will offer a platform to amplify unheard voices and enable Londoners to share their experiences directly in a diverse range of ways. London’s citywide movement to […]

Winner HSJ Award: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

10th July 2018

We are delighted to announce that our handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, took home the Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E at this year’s HSJ Awards. The collaboration came together after a 2017 independent investigation into a London murder case concerning a mentally ill patient […]

Fast Track Cities London update

4th July 2018

London became a signatory to the international UNAIDS/IAPAC* HIV Fast-Track Cities (FTC) Initiative in January 2018. It is an excellent opportunity for London to move further and faster in its HIV response.  Since the signing event, the four joint-signatories (Public Health England, NHS England, London Councils and the Mayor of London) have formed a Kickstart […]

Ask About Asthma 3 – 16 September 2018

29th June 2018

London’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign is back on! This year running from 3-16 September. Last year was a great success and this year we want to do even better. It’s three simple asks. If you’re working or caring for children and young people with asthma make sure they 1) have an asthma plan 2) can use their […]

Thrive LDN: Are we OK London? 3 July to 21 October 2018

29th June 2018

Every Londoner should have equal rights to good mental health. But they don’t. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. Next week we are launching a campaign to raise awareness of how the inequality and discrimination experienced by individuals and groups in society, affects their mental […]