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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

South London Covid-19 preventing a mental health crisis summit on Tuesday 10 November

 South London Covid-19 preventing a mental health crisis summit on Tuesday 10 November

Join us to shape the action plan

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, together with our partners including local authorities and community organisations, is inviting people across South London to take part in an urgent virtual summit to work together to protect our communities’ mental health as result of Covid-19.

The summit will be action focused and will take place from 1-3pm on Tuesday 10 November. Attendees are invited to share their ideas and questions ahead of the summit via this short survey

Covid-19 has upended life as we know it. The mental wellbeing of many people has been impacted directly by Covid-19, whether through the virus itself, the impact on jobs and the economy, self-isolation or the tragedy of losing a loved one. We also know that Covid-19 is having a disproportionate impact on our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Following the success of two virtual summits held earlier this year, the ‘South London Covid-19 Preventing Mental-ill Health Taskforce’ has been created to take forward a long-term programme. The Taskforce is made up of representatives from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, as well as our CCG partners, local authorities, Healthwatch, Public Health England, Citizens UK and experts by experience.

The plan on a page to support the programme's development is now available to download.

This third summit will ask for direct input to help shape the above plans to meet the needs of people who may be at risk of becoming mentally unwell due to the impact of Covid-19.

This summit will mark the start of a major listening campaign where we will reach out to the communities we serve from November 2020 through to February 2021 to help co-produce a two year action plan which we will publish in Spring 2021.

This programme of work is aimed at people who may not have previously accessed mental health services, but now find the pressures of Covid-19 impacting their lives and affecting their mental wellbeing.

This virtual summit will be held on Zoom. You can register to attend here and share your thoughts ahead of the event with us here

Videos from our previous summit can be accessed here.

For more information please email Communications@swlstg.nhs.uk

 

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