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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 […]

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 […]

Guidance for improving screening and data capturing for Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy services

30th January 2019

This guidance document is for health care professionals involved in Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services, specifically how best to effectively capture access data and to implement improved perinatal pathways. It is common for pregnant women and new mothers and partners to experience anxiety, depression or emotional distress about the new change in their […]

Guidance for pre-birth planning in Perinatal Mental Health Services

30th January 2019

This toolkit provides guidance for health care professionals involved in planning the care of women at high risk of severe postnatal illness. A pre-birth planning meeting is key to ensuring everyone has a clear understanding of the care the woman will receive in the weeks surrounding the birth of her baby, so everyone knows what to […]

Peer review of mental health crisis pathways for children & young people

6th December 2018

This report summarises the findings from peer reviews of London’s nine mental health crisis pathways for children and young people (CYP) conducted between November 2017 and May 2018. The peer review follows publication of our CYP mental health crisis guidance and the subsequent CCG self-assessment against the recommendations. Analysis of the self-assessment, completed by the […]

Mental Health in Schools toolkit and mapping exercise

28th November 2018

Supporting children with their emotional wellbeing and mental health is a growing priority for health services and for schools. To support this, Healthy London Partnership (HLP) has developed a toolkit to support schools and undertaken a mapping exercise as part of the Mental Health in Schools Project to find out more about the extent of […]

Sleepio and Good Thinking integration celebrated as a pioneering NHS innovation

22nd November 2018

The integration of the digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program, Sleepio into the Good Thinking London digital wellbeing service, has been celebrated alongside some of England’s most pioneering NHS innovations. The NHS Innovation Accelerator and Bayswater Institute report, Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation, captures real-world insight from innovations in digital, patient safety […]

Multi-agency Mental Health Training in Emergency Departments

14th November 2018

Following the success of the multi-agency Mental Health Act training sessions that took place at each Mental Health Trust in 2017/18, we are offering further bespoke training in Spring 2019 to London’s front-line Emergency Department (ED) staff. The first phase of these training sessions took place at 13 of London’s EDs, with over 270 staff […]

SLaM’s centralised health-based place of safety evaluation 2018

12th November 2018

An evaluation of the sustainability and impact of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s centralised health-based place of safety model.  This second report builds on the initial evaluation of November 2017, to see whether original trends identified have been sustained, and whether there has been any additional impact or any unintended consequences since […]

Thrive LDN highlighted as an example of creative, community approach to mental health

7th November 2018

In response to Matt Hancock’s recent announcement, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about prevention as an integral part of the NHS’s long term plan, Antonis Kousoulis and Isabella Goldie from the Mental Health Foundation call for a revision in the way we view mental health. They highlight the Thrive LDN movement as an example of citywide leadership directly guiding […]