My recovery

27th February 2017

Laura Phelan, founder of Phelan Well and a member of our young people’s steering group, talks about being diagnosed with an eating disorder at an early age, her experiences of care in London and her personal road to recovery. My name is Laura, I’m twenty-four and I run a wellness and fitness business to improve mental […]

Improving patient care by joining up NHS organisations

20th February 2017

Mike Part, Head of our London Digital Programme, explains how the programme is working to improve patient care by enabling NHS organisations to share information across London. It is widely recognised that NHS organisations in London need to be able to securely share patient information in order to provide the best care for patients. Better […]

No one day is ever the same

19th February 2017

Fran White, Project Manager on our Children and Young People’s Programme, explains why Healthy London Partnership is such an exciting place to work. The great thing about working for Healthy London Partnership (HLP) is that no day is ever the same. As a project manager in the children and young people’s team, I have the […]

Finding the key that opens the door

7th February 2017

Thea Fitch, one of our London Homeless Health Programme board members, writes about her experience of homelessness and how NHS clinicians and staff can support people who are homeless. Just like anyone else, people who are experiencing homelessness deserve the chance to have a meaningful and satisfying life. Part of the role of someone working […]

Registration with GP practices a big problem for London’s homeless

10th January 2017

Martin Burrows, Project Manager at Groundswell, explains why registration with GP practices is a big problem for homeless people in London. Groundswell recently spoke to almost 100 people who are homeless in London to find out about their experiences of using NHS services. Homeless people’s views are rarely sought in public consultation and we wanted […]

A week in my shoes

14th December 2016

Jonathan Pam writes about his experience of Healthy Living Week. Follow me on a little journey… Imagine, if you will — a bearded guy sat on a smoothie bike peddling as hard as he can in order to make a smoothie drink to give to a little old lady visiting her son at a South London hospital. […]

Taking the crisis out of mental health crisis care

8th December 2016

Dr Emma Whicher, Clinical Lead for Healthy London Partnership’s Mental Health Crisis Care Programme and Medical Director at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, on how London is introducing standards for mental health crisis care across the city. It is estimated that in any given year one in four Londoners will […]

The price of a bus ticket

27th October 2016

Rob Edgar, Groundswell peer researcher and London Homeless Health Programme board member who has lived experience of homelessness, writes about his work to support people who are homeless to access health services. “I came to be a homeless health peer advocate after a chance encounter with one of the other residents who was also staying in […]

Keeping Mum

10th October 2016

Mum of two Emma Fox explains why she’s so passionate about ensuring pregnant women and new mothers have access to high quality and timely mental health services. I was diagnosed with bipolar in my early twenties. I’ve worked hard, with the support of many services, to understand my condition and gain stability in my life. I knew […]

Striking the balance between work and play

28th September 2016

Ian Lush, Chief Executive, Imperial College Healthcare Charity and Chair of Healthy Living Week steering group explains why Healthy Living Week is a great way of showing appreciation and giving something back. Imperial College Healthcare Charity has supported its partner Trust for Healthy Living Week over the last three years, but this is the first time […]