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June 2020

Urgent South London Mental Health Prevention Summit 2020

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This will be a virtual event, please see registration details below.
Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

About this event

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) jointly with local authorities: Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark invite you to take part in an urgent Mental Health Prevention Summit to address how we can work together to protect our communities’ mental health as result of Covid-19.

You will be joined by

Gregor Henderson, Director of Mental Health at Public Health England, mental health experts and people with lived experience.


Background

Research shows unemployment, income decline, and unmanageable debts brought by economic downturns are significantly associated with poor mental wellbeing, increased rates of common mental disorders, substance-related disorders, and suicidal behaviours. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics has reported that people’s anxiety levels have doubled from what they were pre-Covid-19.

Covid-19 has upended life as we know it. The mental wellbeing of many people would have been impacted directly by Covid-19, whether through the virus itself, the impact on jobs or 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.

SLaM invite partners from across south London to come together at this urgent virtual mental health prevention summit to set out the key principles behind a 12-month targeted programme of prevention aimed at those people who may not have previously had access to mental health services, but may now find the pressures of Covid-19 and impact this is having on their lives affecting their mental wellbeing.

 

Contact details

Please RSVP by registering at https://southlondonmhpreventionsummit.eventbrite.co.uk by 5pm 27 May 2020 and you will receive the joining instructions for the virtual summit.