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London is Open – Good Thinking supports European Londoners through Brexit

10th February 2020

The Mayor of London has been determined to do everything he can to support European Londoners through the Brexit process. The UK may have left the EU on Friday 31 January, but London will remain a global European city and open to the world. On Brexit day, the Mayor welcomed European Londoners and their families […]

What a faster cancer diagnosis will mean for Londoners

3rd February 2020

A diagnosis of cancer can be a life changing event giving way to complex emotions and uncertainty about what is to come. Waiting to hear if you have cancer can also cause a significant amount of fear, worry and stress. As part of a new nationwide initiative starting in April, patients will now find out […]

Spread the word its Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

3rd February 2020

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 Feb). Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health, with this year’s theme “Find your Brave”. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about […]

UCL Partners named as new host for Severe Mental Illness Mortality Gap programme

3rd February 2020

The Severe Mental Illness Mortality Gap programme is changing. More than 100,000 of Londoners are living with a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Beyond living with these conditions, the stark reality revealed by current statistics is that these individuals die 15–20 years earlier than people without these illnesses. Healthy London Partnership […]

HLP’s London Health Podcast launch edition tackles homeless health and hospital discharge

30th January 2020

The Healthy London Partnership launches the ‘The London Health Podcast’ today, with homeless health and challenges around NHS hospital discharge the theme for this month’s episode. Length of stay for homeless people are around three times longer and around 70% of rough sleepers are discharged back onto the street, further damaging their health and costing the […]

Cancer Prevalence Dashboard – new guidance to support service planning and inform strategy

27th January 2020

The Cancer Prevalence Dashboard for London was developed in partnership between the  Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) and the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service to understand more about the London Cancer population. A new national dashboard for England has recently also been published. The London dashboard brings together 2017 data and views for CCGs, […]

Peer support pack for Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams

23rd January 2020

The peer support pack was co-produced with the EIP Clinical Reference Group (CRG) Lived Experience representative and funded through Health Education England as part of developing new roles initiative. The EIP CRG were keen to explore paid peer support role in their teams and agreed that the development of the package would ensure equity across […]

NHS GO app now in NHS Apps library

23rd January 2020

The NHS Apps Library helps patients and the public to find trusted health and wellbeing apps. These digital tools have been assessed by the NHS as meeting a range of standards. The NHS Go app provides young people with confidential health advice and access to trusted medical information at the touch of a button. NHS Go is […]

Technology use and the mental health of children and young people

23rd January 2020

This report explores the use of technology among children and young people. It looks at the wider impact of different types of screen use on the mental health of children and young people including issues around screen time, the impact of negative content, and the potential for bullying and addiction. It also explores how vulnerable […]