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Having a confident COVID-19 conversation

Whether to get a COVID-19 vaccination is an important decision. This is because although there is strong scientific evidence that being fully vaccinated is in the best interests of most people many still have heartfelt and genuine concerns that they need to explore properly before they can feel confident about getting vaccinated. This page is […]

Children and young people asthma films


The following films around asthma and asthma care have been produced for children and young people. Preventable is a short film written, produced and directed by young people to help and support young asthmatics and those who care for them. This version has been specially adapted for our team and can be used to help […]

CYP 24/7 Crisis lines signpost numbers

Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages – children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. Visit […]

Good Thinking workshops: the impact of digital inclusion on community health outcomes

Research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified inequalities in areas such as health and education within many communities across London, particularly when it comes to access to health services online. This autumn, Good Thinking will run four online workshops to explore the impact of digital exclusion on health inequalities and the risks of connecting […]

Five ways to Wellbeing and Judaism

COVID-19 has impacted the whole world; for almost everyone, life has had to change profoundly with an increase in a range of mental health conditions for adults, from emotional exhaustion, sleep problems and anxiety to depression. In response, the Good Thinking team has been developing the service making changes to offer better and more relatable […]

Resources directory


Resources for all Standard operating procedure – vaccine deployment in community services Public Health England Covid-19 Vaccine Resource Centre, Public Health England Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Adult Social Care COVID-19 vaccine information for social care staff COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding […]

IAPT Transformation online resources

The IAPT Transformation Programme began in Summer 2020, to learn from innovative IAPT practice across London (and beyond) and share that learning. Its aim is to describe how IAPT services work in integrated ways with other local partners, and successful ways of engaging with local communities, whilst maintaining fidelity to the IAPT model. The online […]

Five ways to Wellbeing and Islam

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our resources to meet the growing demand for mental health support across London. Londoners have told Good Thinking that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to their health – they want information and support that reflects how they live and what their values […]

Delivering and evaluating services

 Recommended actions to take Support high-quality – early detection – screening and interventions for risk factors of cardio metabolic disease, linking to a range of community health promotions and wellbeing resources. Carry out the recommended physical health assessments for people on the serious mental illness (SMI) register, in line with national guidance: Comprehensive cardio-metabolic risk […]

Cancer as a Long Term Condition: local training delivery packs

TCST has been working with a number of key organisation including HEE, Macmillan and Tower Hamlets Local Authority to produce these train the trainer slide packs. These packs have received extensive input from an extensive group of health professionals including GPs, GP nurse, Physiotherapist, and Psychologist. The content within these slides can be used and […]

Supporting European Londoners’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

Communications Toolkit – Dec 2020 About this toolkit This communications toolkit is designed for London partners, including health and care organisations, local authorities, and third sector bodies. This is a resource for you to adapt and to use locally when communicating to the general public, particularly European Londoners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and winter […]

Homeless health during COVID-19

We have been coordinating the London COVID-19 Homeless Health Response, as a multi-agency approach to managing the health needs and minimising the transmission of COVID-19 within the homeless population in London. Please see a range of resources, information and further contacts below. Frequently Asked Questions for hostels, and homeless hotels when dealing with COVID-19 (updated […]

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Cancer Inequalities Toolkit

The Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) has produced a toolkit to reduce inequalities in cancer care and outcomes in London and West Essex. The strategy underpins delivery of the three agreed London Cancer Priorities 2019/20: Early detection of cancers including through screening and education activities; Delivery of the Faster Diagnosis Standard; Access to personalised care […]

Cancer as a long-term condition

Cancer remains the leading cause of mortality in the UK and a top priority in London. The number of people affected is significant. In 2010, 186,600 Londoners were living with and beyond cancer. With the incidence of cancer rising to 1 in 2 people, this number is set to rise significantly. Patients with a recent […]

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Forums and Blog

Future NHS Collaboration Platform There are several useful forums to join in the ‘Future NHS Collaboration Platform’ website. Here you will find colleagues working across our health and social care systems around the country and locally, sharing best practice, asking questions and generating discussions around key topics relating to care homes. This is a really […]

End of life care

Advanced Care Planning and Coordinate my Care (CMC) Conversations around end of life are challenging, particularly in these difficult times. Residents may want to express their wishes in relation to what care they want if they become unwell. [ Click here for further information and guidance COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Advance Care Planning and Coordinate my […]

Testing residents and staff

Testing of residents and staff, in combination with effective infection control measures, supports prevention and control of Covid-19 in care homes. [ COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Testing residents and staff.pptx – missing resource ] Further resources Home testing: fact sheet : [ COVID-19\DHSC Coronavirus National Testing Programme.pdf – missing resource ] Easy guide: How can you […]