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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 […]

The Unsung Heroes of the Digital World: Celebrating & Supporting Community

22nd January 2020

To support the vitally important topic of “self-care” for this year’s Community Manager Advancement Day, Good Thinking (an NHS initiative supported by Public Health England and the London Mayor’s Office) invites you to join us for our second major interactive roundtable. It’s completely free to attend. What’s it about? For too long, community managers have […]

Citywide movement for mental health is helping Londoners to thrive

8th January 2020

More than 200,000 people took part in events and activities to improve mental health and tackle inequalities as part of the Thrive LDN movement in 2019. More than 35,000 Londoners have supported a citywide Zero Suicide London campaign by taking free, online suicide prevention training. 1,200 people participated in film-based outreach and events for Londoners […]

Promoting positive mental health through music

17th December 2019

Music can play a valuable role in recovery from mental illness. It can stimulate emotional responses, develop creative, technical, social and vocational skills, confidence and self-esteem. Key Changes a London-based charity provides wellbeing and recovery services through music to young people. This December, Key Changes artists have come together to record a song that highlights […]

Take part in the London Mental Health Dashboard survey

11th December 2019

The London Mental Health Transformation programme is encouraging those with an interest in mental health to participate in an online survey to inform the future direction of London’s Mental Health Dashboard. In 2016 the London Mental Health Transformation programme developed the London Mental Health Dashboard to act as a strategic planning tool for London, bringing […]

CAMHS access targets (standards) in London

5th December 2019

Nationally and regionally, there have been problems with access to specialist children’s and adolescent mental health services. While ten per cent of children nationally have a mental health condition requiring access to mental health services, only three per cent are able to do so. Rising demand, lengthening waiting times and high thresholds for access to […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network celebrates HSJ nomination

7th November 2019

London Perinatal Mental Health Network narrowly missed out on a prestigious award at the worlds most fiercely contested health service awards now in their 39th year. London Perinatal Mental Health Network which provides professional forums to promote engagement; sharing of best practice by addressing system challenges, was shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign […]

Blog: There’s magic in your smile

7th November 2019

By Lydia Davies, Project Support Officer, Health Innovation Network I’m a young person, a 22-year-old woman living and working in London. I look around City Hall and see many other young women like myself and realise that 1 in 4 of us will experience living with anxiety or depression and 70 per cent of us […]

Self-assessment: A liberating element of digital health

29th October 2019

By Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead, Good Thinking. One in six adults in London will experience mental ill health in any week but almost two-thirds of those in need are not accessing support services. If we are to make London the healthiest city in the world, we need to support people with anxiety, […]