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#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 […]

London partners come together to deliver new mental health support in schools and colleges

21st February 2019

London’s children and young people mental health trailblazer partners came together for the first time to set out their London-wide approach to delivering early intervention to support staff in schools and colleges. Half of all cases of diagnosable mental illness begin by age 14 and three-quarters by the age of 24. Supportin children and young […]

A partnership approach to dealing with female genital mutilation in London

15th February 2019

As part of last year’s London Health Board conference, Healthy London Partnership travelled around the capital to met up with teams across health and social care who are breaking down barriers to deliver the best possible services for Londoners. Watch our short film with the team involved with bringing Whipps Cross Hospital’s female genital mutilation […]

Digital Health Passport selected as part of NHS login pilot

13th February 2019

Healthy London Partnership’s Digital Health Passport, produced by in partnership with Tiny Medical Apps, has been selected by NHS Digital as a partner to pilot NHS login. As set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS login has potential to provide a simple, safe and secure way for individuals to prove who they are […]

It’s Time to Talk Day 2019: Thursday 7 February

7th February 2019

Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, explains how the journey from listening to talking can be very personal – and that’s OK They say it’s good to talk, and in our age of ‘chat’ and social media we might have dropped the ball on that. But on Time to Talk […]

Social prescribing outlined as key component to making personalised care the norm

6th February 2019

For many years the NHS has talked about the need to shift towards a more personalised approach to health and care. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. The NHS Long Term Plan is clear the time has come to give people the same choice […]

Improving the quality and consistency of care for people in mental health crisis

5th February 2019

Martina Dalton, Project Manager for Mental Health Crisis Care, reflects on the on-going work Healthy London Partnership with South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust have been doing with London’s police forces and ambulance service to improve the care for people in mental health crisis. She writes here about a recent visit to SLaM’s […]