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October 2021 Bulletin

This month’s edition includes:

1.    HLP CYPMH Shared Learning Webinars
2.    Urgent Mental Health Support for Children and Young People
3.    Call for CYP MH Equality Listening Exercise
4.    Communications Framework for Schools to support CYP
5.    HLP Shared Learning Webinar for Disordered Eating
6.    Update on CYP with Mental Health needs in Acute/Paediatric Settings
7.    Thrive LDN Launch of New Resources
8.    Never Alone LDN – Thrive LDN’s World Mental Health Day Festival 2021
9.    Healthy Teen Minds – Launch of Crisis Tool Resources 7th October 2021
10.  New Resource on Good Thinking - Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism
11.  MH Network – Workforce Training PCI
Mindful Resilience - Free Gambling & Gaming in CYP

HLP CYP MH shared learning webinars

We have been hosting shared learning webinars as part of the COVID-19 response and recovery to provide key updates and share positive practice. We can confirm that we will be holding an Advancing CYP MH Equalities shared learning webinar on Tuesday 19th October 2021 from 1pm to 2:30pm. This event will be an opportunity to explore what needs to be done to improve access, experience and outcomes for groups who face avoidable health inequalities in young people’s mental health provision across London.

You can register by following this link:

Further details about this webinar will be circulated shortly so watch this space!

Urgent mental health support for children and young people

Calling all professionals who come into contact with children and young people
There is a wide range of support available for young people in urgent mental health need. 

Children, young people, and their families can get free help, advice, and urgent mental health support from 24/7 crisis telephone lines available in every London borough.

Every NHS mental health trust in London has put these in place, so children, young people and their families can get help quickly when they need it. Professionals are also able to access these crisis lines if they are concerned about or would like advice about a child, young person, or family. The crisis lines are supported by trained mental health practitioners, who can offer advice and signpost other sources of support as needed.

Please click here for a brief information poster with details of these crisis lines as well as other support available (e.g., Shout, Good Thinking and Kooth). Please do share this with colleagues and make the information known to young people and their families if they need it.

The programme is working on a communications plan to promote the crisis lines and other resources available to young people and parents/carers so watch this space!         
Call for CYP MH equality listening exercise
Healthy London Partnership CYP MH programme is working with Black Thrive to listen to the voices of young people and learn from their experiences to support system partners to shape service improvements in London.

We are calling young black people with lived experience of social care and mental health services to inform the transformational actions in London. Please share the flyer below via your networks.

HLP Communications Framework to support CYP, parents/carers, staff and leaders working in education
After young people returned to education, we can anticipate there could be an increase in people experiencing mental and emotional distress.

Healthy London Partnership have created a revised communication framework to align with the school calendar and to respond to emerging feedback, themes, or issues as we move into COVID-19 recovery.  The framework aims to provide a basis for services provided by the NHS, local authorities and voluntary sector working together to meet the needs of young Londoners. While specific arrangements will vary across boroughs, this document sets out an overarching framework which can be used in London-wide communications to create a consistent set of messages on how to seek help. It also contains a summary of where help is available online and it brings together the various resources available.

Please click here to access the revised framework.

We are glad to provide this updated framework and encourage you to use it and share with your networks.
HLP shared learning webinar for disordered eating
The CYPMH programme team recently held a shared learning webinar on Disordered Eating due to the increase in presentations in London. We had 125+ colleagues in attendance! See link here for access to the slides and recording. Following this, a task and finish group has been established to think about principles and a framework for a disordered eating pathway in London, and members include a young person and a parent for their insight.  

We will continue to provide you with updates as we progress further.
Update on CYP with mental health needs in acute/paediatric settings
In response to increasing numbers and acuity of children and young people (CYP) with mental health needs requiring care or medical stabilisation within a paediatric or acute setting, the CYP Transformation and CYP Mental Health Programme Teams at NHSE&I are co-leading a project to facilitate better integration across mental and physical health to ensure they are supporting CYP as best they can. They are working with NHS regional teams, systems, Royal Colleges and professional bodies via a Task and Finish Group to develop a framework for systems, accompanied by a number of support resources.

If you’ve any questions or comments, please contact and Sophie Solti

They have also launched a webpage to provide resources and support to systems on integration. Please do share this with your colleagues and feedback on additional resources you might find helpful.

Thrive LDN: launch of new webpages and resources
Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. It was recently World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which took place on Friday 10th September 2021. As part of Thrive’s #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign they have surpassed 250,000 people in London taking the online suicide prevention training as part of the #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign since launching in 2019! Please download the #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign toolkit and digital assets, and. cascade across your channels going forward. For more on the above, please download the WSPD21 Comms Toolkit.

Thrive LDN also have a new resource available to support those who witness a suicide. They have teamed up with the Support after Suicide Partnership (SASP) and Grassroots to develop First Hand, a resource for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide, when they did not know the person who has died. The resources are available to download via the SASP website. Supporting copy to help promote the resource digitally can be found in Thrive LDN’s communications toolkit.  This would be particularly impactful with frontline and community professionals and volunteers, lending itself to an internal communications focus.

Never Alone LDN – Thrive LDN’s World Mental Health Day Festival 10 October 2021
Thrive LDN’s World Mental Health Day Festival began on 27th September 2021 and will conclude on the 10th October.

To mark World Mental Health Day 2021, Thrive LDN is holding a festival of activities co-developed with young Londoners called Never Alone LDN. The activities look at how young Londoners can come together to overcome the challenges we face and reflect on the experiences of young Londoners during the pandemic.

Young people will come together and share a message of hope through a range of film screenings, live music performances, creative workshops, and panel discussions, all held at Rich Mix, a dynamic arts centre and creative hub in the heart of east London. The activities provide an opportunity for young people to come together and highlight positive individual and collective stories.

The festival programme will see four separate free-to-attend events held at Rich Mix. Click on the links below for more information and to register:

·       Monday, 27 September from 4pm: Never Alone LDN: Hear It – an afternoon featuring some of London’s best young spoken word performers, poets and musicians.

·       Monday, 4 October from 12.30pm: Never Alone LDN: Speak It – an afternoon featuring panel discussions, speeches, in conversations, workshops and more.

·       Monday, 4 October from 7pm: Never Alone LDN: Express It – a filmed open mic event, giving talented young Londoners a chance to perform on stage.

·       Sunday, 10 October from 3.30pm: Never Alone LDN: See It – a film screening that brings together performances, panels discussions and conversations filmed over the series of Never Alone LDN events, to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

·       Sunday 10 October from 4pm: Never Alone LDN: See It (online) - For those who cannot make it to Rich Mix, register to receive the simulcast link and information about the festival directly.

For all information and the latest line up, visit Thrive LDN’s website.

Healthy Teen Minds – launch of crisis tool resources - 7 October 2021
Healthy Teen Minds, along with Health Education England have created new crisis workforce resources. These resources were developed with hundreds of young people and professionals across England.

These short 15 minute ‘learning guides’ are now available for free on their online learning platform.

They are hosting an event with HEE on Thursday 7th October 13:00-14:00 to celebrate the availability of these resources, which have been accessed by more than 2,000 people in the few weeks since launch!

HTM and HEE encourage you to attend if you can! You can sign up by registering here:

Alternatively for more information please email
New Resource on Good Thinking - Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism
Good Thinking provides digital mental wellbeing support for London. Good Thinking have been working with a diverse range of faith and belief communities across London to provide tailored wellbeing content. The Faith and Belief communities’ section on Good Thinking launched on 10 May 2021. Exciting news! Resources for The Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism section have been added.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism has been designed in collaboration with Jami, in consultation with Rabbi Miriam Berger and Rabbi Daniel Epstein, with the support of The London Jewish Forum, Maccabi GB and the London Borough of Barnet.

Practising each of the five ways to wellbeing every day can have a very positive impact on your mood and wellbeing. These are also things which are encouraged in the Jewish tradition. Also available are a series of videos that have been created with Jewish Communities on topics including importance of looking after your health, how to connect with other people, beingphysically active, paying attention to the present moment and how to give to others.

Resources include guides, videos, and podcasts. The guides are and will be available in several languages.

Please do take a look and share with your networks!

NMH Network - workforce training PCI  
Great News! The MH Network workforce bid has been approved. The national personalised care group has agreed a plan to spend £31k across London to train patient-facing MH staff in personalised care. The funding will be managed by North West London and drawn down on as it is used by the four parties: South London Partnership (SEL and SWL) and each North London System (NEL, NCL and NWL). This is available for the whole mental health workforce.

Each of the 5 systems have a main workforce training MOU in place for large amounts of funding, and this small funding will be aligned with the work they are doing to train other patient-facing staff.

Further information on implementation will be available in due course and staff are encouraged to apply for places and take up the training. Please visit
Mindful Resilience - free gambling & gaming in CYP
BetKnowMoreUK have a Mindful Resilience Programme which is a pilot initiative to enable health care professionals in primary and secondary care networks and the charitable sector to have access to quality training on gambling and gaming harm in children and young people (8-25 years). The programme brochure can be accessed here

The programme aims to:
    • To build the understanding, skills and capabilities in health care professionals in addressing gambling and gaming in children and young people.
    • To reduce stigmatising attitudes to problematic gambling and gaming which may act as barriers to help seeking and effective responses from services.
    • To decrease the risk and consequences of gambling and gaming harm through earlier identification and referral to treatment providers.

The London-wide pilot is fully funded and so there would be no cost to services.

The programme has been developed by YGAM, Betknowmore and Bournemouth University. Its impact will be independently evaluated by the Responsible Gambling Council.
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