11 Jul

Supporting the mental health of Londoners

Contact details

Name: Kathryn Gill
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7934 9837

This event is run jointly by the GLA and by London Councils and is open to both members and officers. It will cover:

  • The work by the London Health Board to explore a mental health roadmap sponsored by the Mayor, London Councils and health partners, exploring how to prevent poor mental health in the capital
  • Mental health across the lifecourse of Londoners and how boroughs can help support improved mental health in their populations.
  • How boroughs are working to help Londoners with mental health issues to find and keep a job
  • Work being done with schools to support the mental health of young Londoners.

The event will be chaired by Sarah Hayward, Leader of London Borough of Camden who champions mental health across London and helped launch Camden’s first mental health prevention fund, with local health services, to try new ways to deal with Camden’s high levels of mental health problems. Lunch will be provided.


12:15 – 13:00    Registration – lunch
13:00 – 13:05    Welcome by the Chair:
Cllr Sarah Hayward (Leader of the London Borough of Camden and the London Health Board mental health champion)

SESSION ONE – the Mental Health Roadmap

13:05 - 13:15    
Why we need a Mental Health Roadmap for London  
(Cllr Sarah Hayward)

13:15 - 13:25    
The Mental Health 5 Year Forward View - Opportunities for London
(Cllr Jacqui Dyer, London Borough of Lambeth, member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Mental Health and member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Equalities in Mental Health)

13:25 – 13:30    
Mental health as a priority at the local level - ADPH perspective
(Dr Tamara  Djuretic, Assistant Director of Public Health, LB Haringey)

SESSION TWO – current work on preventing mental ill health in London
13:35 – 13:50    The picture for children and young people with mental health needs in London

(Dr Ann York, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Advisor, Mental Health and Well-Being of Children and Young People,  Healthy London Partnership, and Clinical Advisor, Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS South East Clinical Network)

Followed by questions for Dr York

13:50 – 14:05    How boroughs are helping people with mental ill health find and keep a job
(Kim Archer, West London Alliance Trailblazer Programme, a programme covering seven London boroughs, which integrates clinical and work interventions to help people with mental ill health into a job)
Followed by questions for Kim Archer

14:05 - 14:20    Supporting children and young people with mental ill health in school, and helping teachers spot it
(Pascale Berthellet, Public Health Officer, LB Bexley,  who goes into schools to teach children, parents and teachers about the importance of mental wellbeing and how to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people)
Followed by questions for Pascale Berthellet
14:20 - 14:55    
Group discussion and Q&A
14:55 – 15:00    
Summing up and closing remarks by the Chair

London Councils Offices