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Navigating homelessness and loneliness day to day

by Dr Jenny Drife, Consultant Psychiatrist, START Community Mental Health Outreach Team , 13th May 2022

In this homeless health blog, Dr Jenny Drife shares reflections and thought-provoking insights on links between homelessness and loneliness for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2022. Jenny is a member of the START Community Mental Health Team for people sleeping rough in Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon.

Homeless Health workstream update: drug and alcohol – April 2022

28th April 2022

The bespoke Pan-London Substance Misuse Programme for people who sleep rough, are in hostel accommodation, or at risk of return to the street, offers people currently sleeping rough a potentially life-saving opportunity to access valuable substance misuse treatment and recovery services that have been designed to meet their needs and vulnerabilities. The programme aims to maximise and maintain […]

Homeless Health workstream update: mental health – April 2022

28th April 2022

The London Homeless Mental Health Steering Group was convened in September 2021. The group is chaired by Sharon Spain, Director of Nursing and Quality SWLSTG. The group aims to provide systems leadership in relation to the development and delivery of a mental health action plan and opportunities to optimise the impact of the NHS Long […]

Homeless Health workstream update: out-of-hospital care – April 2022

28th April 2022

Healthy London Partnership (HLP)  secured funding from the Shared Outcomes Fund to help transform a pan-London approach to the out-of-hospital intermediate care, social care and recovery pathway for the homeless population across London. The funding has been used to assemble a project team to scope and deliver this project. Recent work has included: Developing and […]

Homeless Health workstream update: primary care – April 2022

28th April 2022

Dr Jasmin Malik is chairing the London Homeless Health Primary Care Steering Group, which has been established to bring key partners together at the city level, to oversee the citywide primary care workstream. Amongst others, the group will work to: develop primary care commissioning around homelessness services and close the gap in GP registration for […]

Homeless Health clinical leads update – April 2022

28th April 2022

Co-Clinical Leads Dr Jasmin Malik and Dr Caroline Shulman joined HLP’s Homeless Health programme in September 2021. Jasmin and Caroline bring valuable skill sets to their joint leadership role having worked with inclusion health groups in primary care across London for a number of years. Working within the homeless health network, their combined knowledge, experience and […]

Creatively Minded: create for change arts-based engagement and research workshop

12th April 2022

  The Creatively Minded: create for change arts-based workshop takes place on 13 April 2022, organised by Healthy London Partnership, Black Thrive, Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind, Partnership for Young London and ThriveLDN. This workshop is being delivered to promote the role of creativity in young people from Black and Asian backgrounds and example […]

Learning Together: Mental Health in Schools Celebration Event

7th April 2022

On Thursday 24 March 2022, Healthy London Partnership’s (HLP) children and young people (CYP) mental health team hosted the ‘Learning Together: Mental Health in Schools Celebration’ event. Over 250 attendees joined the event from a range of organisations including health, education, local authorities, and voluntary and charity sectors. Young people and their families also attended and […]

Share your views on mental health support for young Londoners and their families

25th March 2022

London’s mental health trusts and Healthy London Partnership want to hear from young people and their families about their experiences and understanding of local mental health support. Taking care of the mental health of our children and young people has never been more vital. We know that our young people face greater challenges to their mental […]

The Unsung Superhero of Eating Disorder Services

4th March 2022

Contributed by Anny, Blogger and Lived Experience Practitioner with the Healthy London Partnership Adult Eating Disorder Programme Introducing the Administrator. Administrators are often underestimated for what they bring to a service or organisation. Employed as a runner on set rather than cast in a leading role, they’re regularly found hanging on to the bottom rung […]