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Cancer: Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey for Primary, Community and Social Care Staff now open

16th November 2020

The first pan-London cancer training needs assessment (TNA) survey specifically targeting Primary, Community and Social Care Staff is now live. Complete the survey today. Staff at all levels in those settings have until 15 December 2020 to complete the short TNA survey, which will closely inform training provided in the capital for 2021/22. Once closed, survey results will be […]

Case study: Using Quality Improvement (QI) to get London to zero HIV

10th November 2020

In October 2019 the Fast-Track Cities Leadership Group launched an improvement fund of £1 million per year for three years. The aim of the fund was to build on, and complement, all the excellent existing work in London. The fund offered grants to tackle HIV testing, ensure more people with HIV stay on treatment and support […]

Blog: Supporting the self-care and mental health of students and young people

2nd November 2020

by Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking World Mental Health Day is always a special day in the calendar for Good Thinking, and this year’s theme ‘Mental Health for All’ was a really great one. Yet our eyes were also open to the very particular impact COVID has had on […]

New Cancer Covid-19 webinar series to support staff in cancer services

29th October 2020

The Demand and Capacity Programme will be hosting a series of four webinars over November and December to support staff in cancer services to apply demand and capacity modelling in the Covid-19 recovery phase. Colleagues undertaking recovering planning for cancer services may have questions around how we model capacity and plan to ensure the safety […]

Six arts-based mental health programmes confirmed for Merton and Southwark

27th October 2020

Healthy London Partnership (HLP), in partnership with Arts Council England and the Mayor of London, is pleased to announce that six arts and cultural organisations have been awarded funding to run pilot social prescribing programmes in Merton and Southwark boroughs aimed at helping to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. The successful arts and cultural organisations are: Clod […]

Mental health in the workplace employers’ toolkit launched

21st October 2020

With the conversation around mental health opening up in recent years and growing evidence that COVID-19 is having a negative impact on people’s wellbeing, now is the time to encourage your employees to talk about any concerns they might have, help them to increase their resilience and promote positive mental health across a whole organisation. […]

A Black history of HIV in London – stories from Londoners

15th October 2020

Fast-Track Cities London and One Voice Network  are marking Black History Month 2020 by documenting the stories, work and opinions of Black people living with HIV in London and the people and organisations supporting them. Black people in London are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health Of all heterosexual people diagnosed with HIV in 2018, […]

Checking in: Voices of young people during lockdown

12th October 2020

‘Checking in: Voices of young people during lockdown’ began with a simple premise – how are young people coping with COVID-19?. It developed into an in-depth online listening project run by Partnership for Young London and Good Thinking, with the support of TikTok. The guiding principles were that the project should be youth-focused, safe, collaborative, […]

Young Londoners at the forefront of Thrive LDN festival for World Mental Health Day 2020

11th October 2020

 Young Londoners were at the forefront of a virtual festival hosted by the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team and Thrive LDN to mark World Mental Health Day 2020. The virtual World Mental Health Day Festival programme was designed to support young people build resilience and promote positive wellbeing. The festival also aligned and coincides with […]