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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, […]

Peer education project

21st October 2019

The Peer Education Project (Mental Health Foundation) provides a 5 session syllabus to all Year 7 pupils delivered by 6th form peers. It is based on the principle that young people are more likely to listen and respond to older peers than to adults. It is usually delivered through the PSHE programme but has also […]

Resources to promote outcome measures in Mental Health launched

15th October 2019

The Mental Health Transformation Team are delighted to launch resources on HoNOS and DIALOG, designed to promote the use of patient outcome measures in Mental Health. Measuring outcome measures provides a way for patients, clinicians and the health and care systems to understand the impact of the care provided. Outcome measures can be used to […]

Young Londoners takeover City Hall for a World Mental Health Day Festival

10th October 2019

London’s citywide movement to improve mental health and wellbeing, Thrive LDN, has worked in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team to takeover City Hall for an all-day young Londoner-led festival to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD) 2019.   The festival, which took place throughout the public spaces of City Hall on […]

English & translated versions of the DIALOG scale

10th October 2019

Translated versions Copies of the DIALOG scale are available in the following languages: DIALOG Scale Albanian DIALOG Scale Bosnian DIALOG Scale Croatian DIALOG Scale English DIALOG Scale Italian DIALOG Scale Luganda DIALOG Scale Macedonian DIALOG Scale Montenegrin DIALOG Scale Portuguese DIALOG scale Serbian DIALOG Scale Spanish DIALOG Scale Urdu

HoNOS

10th October 2019

In London, we are supporting the use and analysis of HoNOS as a clinician reported outcome measure (CROM). What is HoNOS? HoNOS (Health of the Nation Outcome Scales) is a method of measuring the health and social functioning of people with severe mental illness. It is comprised of 12 scales that measure behaviour, impairment, symptoms […]

DIALOG

10th October 2019

DIALOG In London, we are supporting the implementation of DIALOG as the London patient reported outcome measure (PROM) which is an assessment of health status and health-related quality of life that comes directly from the patient. What is DIALOG? DIALOG is a set of 11 questions where service users are asked to rate their satisfaction […]

We must not overlook the physical health of those with mental illness

10th October 2019

Dr. Ofra Koffman, Senior Project Manager, Healthy London Partnership Those with a severe mental illness suffer poor physical health compared with those without these illnesses and are likely to die younger as a result. More than 100,000 Londoners are living with a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Current statistics suggest that […]

One-quarter of Londoners experiencing mental ill health get personalised wellbeing support from Good Thinking, London’s world-first free digital wellbeing service

25th September 2019

Good Thinking, London’s free NHS-approved digital wellbeing service for people living and working in London, has published its first report tracking its journey from concept to pilot and into a service that has so far reached over 250,000 people experiencing anxiety, low mood, stress and sleeping difficulties in the capital – The Good Thinking journey: […]