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Recent news


CQC warns of growing ‘care injustice’, with access to good care increasingly dependent on how well local systems work together

This year’s State of Care shows that most people are still getting good care – when they can access it.   #StateOfCare



On #WorldMentalHealthDay, and every other day, we’re here to make sure everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect https://bit.ly/2Cy4w4n  #WMHD18

Taking care of yourself
You might not be talking about it, because mental health is still a taboo subject. But there are small, simple steps you can take to make your workplace mentally healthier.

Taking care of your staff
Our research confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. Starting a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be difficult. We can show you how


Support and services in Camden

There are many mental health services available in Camden and this service directory aims to make it easier to find the support that is right for you.

We believe mental health and wellbeing is as important as looking after your physical health. Below you will find a list of the services available, what they offer and who they are best suited for. There may be a number of services that could help you boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Some organisations offer activities that will suit a wide range of people, rather than focusing on a particular activity or type of mental health support.

If you’re not sure where to start, you might find it useful to contact some of the service providers or have a conversation with your GP. 


The self-care sessions are open to parents, carers, patients and local Camden residents. There are 25 free available slots at each support session. Poster attached for your information - you will also find below a youtube link of the promotional video.

Starting from 11 October 2018, a Camden GP and a Camden pharmacist will deliver four workshops in locations across the Borough. The workshops will inform participants about what local services are available to them in addition to their GPs, and how they can better manage their health.  Attendees will receive a take-away booklet full of useful resources and details of Camden's health and wellbeing services.   All you have to do to register is click on the following link – click here.


Thursday 25th October at the London Irish Centre

Please join us for the Annual Camden Youth Action Showcase celebrating the work of young people across Camden.

We will be showcasing work from our Peer Education projects, Peer Mentoring programme and Camden Champions. The event is organised by young people.

Doors will open at 11am, for a prompt 11:30am start.  Register here.


An event to highlight the many sides of London’s diverse LGBTQI+ community. The symposium will look for shared goals, build solidarity and raise the voices of the most excluded in our rainbow family.

Date: Friday 12 October 2018  Time: 11.00-16.00, arrivals from 10am, tactical tea and cakes until 5pm  Venue: Lift, 45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW

To register your interest email mhairi@reap.org.uk or 07756 939 187 with any access or dietary needs.


'What counts is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead' ~ Nelson Mandela

Black History Month Magazine, is the central point of focus and lead the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK in 2018. It is available to read online for free.

Features include:


#Flu vaccination: What you need to know about this year's programme: https://bit.ly/2MrRKoS  #Jabathon @NHSflufighter


The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD

You can view the agenda and associated papers on the Camden web site.


Wednesday 3rd  October 2018  1pm – 4.30pm Light Lunch at 1pm

Age UK London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA

This Mini Conference highlights prevention and first aid in relation to older people. Lots of informative and useful advice and guidance in preventing accidents from happening in the first place and remaining safe and healthy.  Issues covered include:  appliances in the home, poisoning risks and medication issues

Expert guest speakers from:

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

New Stay Safe for Older People initiative

To Register: via the event website, by e-mail to gdeuchars@ageuklondon.org.uk or by calling 0207 820 6770.


Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) is always a good opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and help to bring about positive change.

Taking place from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018 with World Dyslexia Awareness Day being celebrated on Thursday 4th October.

FREE WEBINAR - In Celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 Realising Potential Through Enabling Technologies Time: 7.30pm…

#dyslexia  #GoGreenForDyslexia


Annual Public Meeting 'Mental health showcase'

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 5:30-8pm

London Fire Brigade, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to CommitteeSecretary@londonambulance.nhs.uk 


Healthwatch Lewisham focus on men’s mental health 
Using focus groups, Healthwatch Lewisham spoke to 108 men and found that they’re more likely to isolate themselves than talk to family or mental health services. Shockingly, only 10% of respondents felt there is adequate support for men’s mental health with many highlighting a cultural stigma, especially those from the Caribbean community. 

Can you help us hear more from new dads about their experience with mental health services? 


This short survey has been created by Health and Wellbeing Alliance Partners Young People’s Health Partnership in response to the Long Term Plan, to gain insight from young people into how the service can be improved to better suit their needs.