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How can you tell if you’re about to burn out?

10th April 2019

April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed? “At Good Thinking we wanted to dig a little deeper into stress. Do people always know when they’re stressed? The answer was quite surprising. And when we look […]

Transforming our workforce with Primary Care Navigators

3rd April 2019

  Dr Jackie Tavabie, Project Clinical Lead at OHSEL and GP Education Lead at Bromley CCG,  writes about improving healthcare delivery by implementing a novel approach to non-clinical workforce development in a primary care setting. Demand and expectation of health care is increasing as more people are living longer, with many suffering from long-term, complex […]

Giving cancer rehabilitation the profile it deserves and needs

29th March 2019

London’s Transforming Cancer Services Team’s (TCST) first ever competition for cancer rehabilitation services in the London and West Essex region received 22 very strong entries. The competition’s categories focused on the provision of personalised cancer care. In our latest blog, Sophie Lansdowne, project manager for personalised care for cancer, talks about what inspired the competition […]

Over 100 instructors trained in Thrive LDN Youth MHFA in London Schools programme

29th March 2019

Over 100 Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England instructors have now been trained as part of the first stage of the Thrive LDN Youth MHFA in London Schools programme, in partnership with MHFA England. This has more than doubled the number of Youth MHFA instructors in London. Launched in August 2018, the ground-breaking programme […]

London’s one-stop-shop for current and reliable data on mental health services

29th March 2019

  Developed by Healthy London Partnership in collaboration with NHS Benchmarking, the London Mental Health Dashboard makes a wide range of London’s mental health data publicly accessible in one place. Zoë Morris, programme manager at NHS Benchmarking Network, reflects on the development and journey of the dashboard to date. “Launched in October 2016, the London […]

#HealthyLDN spotlight on the Havering Dementia Action Alliance

20th March 2019

As part of last year’s London Health Board conference, Healthy London Partnership travelled around the capital to meet up with teams across health and social care who are breaking down barriers to deliver the best possible services for Londoners. Havering Dementia Action Alliance Havering has the largest population of people aged 65 and over in […]

#WorldSleepDay: Londoners get free access to NHS-approved digital medicine for a better night’s sleep

15th March 2019

Over 8m Londoners now have instant online access to clinically-proven digital medicines for wellbeing, including free access to pioneering resources including Sleepio and Be Mindful – as part of London’s digital wellbeing service, Good Thinking. The move follows successful pilots with staff at large London employers including Imperial College London, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS […]

It’s World Sleep Day on 15 March 2019

12th March 2019

It’s World Sleep Day on Friday 15 March 2019, so when Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, says, “We really need to talk about sleep,” we sit up and listen: “As World Sleep Day approaches, spare a thought for those who did not sleep well last night, especially if that […]

Services for perinatal mental health problems are now available across all of London

28th February 2019

Expectant and new mums across London set to benefit by £6m extra investment in mental health care Becoming a mum can be one of the most exciting and daunting experiences in a women’s life. The time between conceiving a baby until the baby’s first birthday, known as the perinatal period, is one often filled with […]