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East London Health and Care Partnership holds Mental Health Summit

East London Health and Care Partnership held a mental health summit bringing together partners from across the patch to discuss all things mental health. 

Colleagues from NELFT, ELFT, Tower Hamlets, Thrive London and the Healthy London Partnership, amongst others, listened to the opening by David Maher,Hackney & City CCG representative as he urged attendees to use the opportunity to build partnerships and “pause, think, learn and reflect”.

With presentations from NELFT and ELFT perinatal services, NELFT psychiatric liaison team, Tower Hamlets  Primary Care and NELFT and ELFT recovery colleges, there was ample opportunity to share knowledge and learning across the NEL boroughs.

There was also a citizens panel who took centre stage mid way through the afternoon to talk candidly about their experiences of services during times of need, with emerging themes around the importance of the first point of contact when accessing care and the cultural stigma and sensitivities faced by some around admitting to having mental health issues.  There was also some discussion around the difficulties that service users found when trying to navigate an often complex and multi-layered system and the importance of having the support of your local GP and community services. 

Later in the afternoon, delegates spent in round table discussion around priorities identified through the day, again with many common things emerging around the patient journey, waiting times and remembering the importance of empathy toward the populations being served.

For further information on the teams involved, please click the links below:

NELFT Psychiatric Liaison Service https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-bdhvrbwf-psychiatric-liaison

NELFT Waltham Forest Memory Service https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-waltham-forest-memory

NELFT B&D IAPT Services https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-talking-therapies

NELFT WF IAPT Services https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-talking-therapies

NELFT Perinatal Services https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-bdhvrbwf-ppimhs

NELFT Coping Through Football https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/coping-through-football

NELFT Waltham Forest Recovery College https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/waltham-forest-recovery-college

ELFT City and Hackney Recovery College https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/396/City-and-Hackney-Recovery-College

ELFT Perinatal Services https://www.elft.nhs.uk/

Keolis/ELFT – Back on Track https://www.elft.nhs.uk/News/Back-on-Track

East London Health and Care Partnership http://www.eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk/ourplans/mental-health.htm

Thrive LDN https://www.thriveldn.co.uk/

Tower Hamlets Primary Care https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/391/Tower-Hamlets-Primary-Care-Mental-Health-Service

Healthy London Partnership https://www.healthylondon.org/

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust https://www.candi.nhs.uk/