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CYP Mental health shared learning event – blog by Ian Lewis from NHS England

15th July 2019

I am the Local Authority Adviser within the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Programme. I am a social worker and my professional background is in Children’s Social Care. I attended the fantastic HLP Shared Learning Event on 3rd July, which brought together professionals from across the Capital to discuss continued improvement in children’s […]

CYP Mental Health Shared Learning Event – blog by Dr Ann York

15th July 2019

Take time to be. That was a message from Tracy Parr as she opened our Shared Learning event on children and young people’s mental health on 3rd July. Over 130 people took time from their busy schedules to listen, question, reflect and feel, soaking up the nutrients that were flowing during this amazing day. We […]

High praise for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health event

5th July 2019

More than 130 experts in the field of mental health attended the Children and Young People’s Mental Health event on 3 July, organised and hosted by the Healthy London Partnership. 42 speakers delivered 35 presentations on different areas of positive practice across the UK to encourage shared learning. Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly […]

Clean Air Day – Breathing new life into London’s air

18th June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019 is Clean Air Day, and Sara Nelson, deputy director of transformation for children and young people at Healthy London Partnership, is asking NHS Trusts and Londoners, to get involved in improving air quality in our city. London suffers from high levels of air pollution, and has the highest levels of nitrogen […]

Bringing together data to better understand people living with a cancer in London

29th May 2019

Developed by the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) partnership with Public Health England (PHE)1, the London Prevalence Dashboard brings together 2017 cancer prevalence data to better understand people living in London with a cancer diagnosis. We know that 70% of people affected by cancer have at least one long term condition (Macmillan, 2015) and that […]

A school governor’s view on mental health in schools

23rd May 2019

Sharon Long, a school governor in Lewisham, talks about the importance of London-wide approach to delivering early intervention to support staff in schools and colleges. We all know the impact of mental health on children, young people and families, in London, 9% of 5-19-year olds have a mental health disorder. In schools, this manifests in many […]

Family Group Conferences – a different approach to support adults who are homeless

8th May 2019

Tim Fisher and Susan Harrison have been using the ‘Family Group Conference’ (FGC) method to support people experiencing homelessness in Camden. Here they explain how this different approach offers opportunities to build and renew a sense of home and community for adults who’ve been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. What are Family […]

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 […]