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London GPs can now refer leading mental health apps for free

4th September 2019

London is to become the first city to enable a majority of its general practitioners (GPs) to refer patients to a series of clinically-proven, commissioned digital therapeutic apps, to support people experiencing the four most common mental health concerns; low mood, stress, sleep and anxiety. The move sees Good Thinking, London’s digital well-being service, in […]

Children and Young People’s mental health learning event – Blog 1

15th July 2019

By Jess Simpson, Suzan Lateef and Andy Martin, Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Programme: The Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Mental Health Shared Learning Event on 3rd July was a fantastic opportunity to highlight and disseminate existing positive practice from within and outside London. There were a number of breakout sessions […]

Children and Young People’s mental health shared learning event – Blog 2

15th July 2019

By Ian Lewis from NHS England: 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 […]

Children and Young People’s mental health shared learning event – Blog 3

15th July 2019

By Dr Ann York: 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 […]

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 […]