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How can you tell if you’re about to burn out?

10th April 2019

April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed? “At Good Thinking we wanted to dig a little deeper into stress. Do people always know when they’re stressed? The answer was quite surprising. And when we look […]

London’s one-stop-shop for current and reliable data on mental health services

29th March 2019

  Developed by Healthy London Partnership in collaboration with NHS Benchmarking, the London Mental Health Dashboard makes a wide range of London’s mental health data publicly accessible in one place. Zoë Morris, programme manager at NHS Benchmarking Network, reflects on the development and journey of the dashboard to date. “Launched in October 2016, the London […]

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 […]

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 […]