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May 2022 Bulletin

This month’s edition includes:

  1. HLP ‘Creatively Minded: Arts Based Workshop’ for Young People in London – April 2022
  2. ‘Learning Together’ Mental Health in Schools Celebration Event March 2022
  3. HLP Schools Mental Health Toolkit 2022 – New LGBTQI+ and Faith Resources for CYP, Parents/Careers and Educational Professionals
  4. HLP New Crisis Campaign Animation and Updated Toolkit for 2022
  5. Papyrus Suicide Prevention Training – New Training Offer 2022
  6. Anna Freud Free Online Training Course for Education Staff – Understanding the impact of Racism on Mental Health
  7. Good Thinking Launches ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing for Young People’
  8. Kings Health Partners Learning Hub: Mind and Body Training
  9. HLP Survey for Young Londoners and their Families


HLP ‘Creatively Minded: Arts Based Workshop’ for Young People in London



The event empowered participants to develop new skills and create their own artworks to express their lived experience of mental health care in London. It was an opportunity to use arts-based engagement and research to gather and share insights and test and measure the impact of arts-based activities on individuals mental health and wellbeing.

Huge thanks to the artists who delivered impactful and refreshing workshop sessions:

Martine Brighton, HFEH Mind (Music), Zara Antonia Khan, HFEH Mind (Art), Yossi (Spoken Word) and Rakaya Fetuga (Creative Writing).

Feedback from young people:

“The sessions were fun and interactive and a creative way to express yourself.”

“It was a fun and creative way of exploring mental health services and making new connections.”

Look out for the assets from the workshop in the coming weeks.

Learning Together Mental Health in Schools Celebration Event March 2022

Healthy London Partnership hosted ‘Learning Together: Mental Health in Schools Celebration event’ on 24 March 2022. It was attended by over 200 delegates from a wide range of organisations including NHS trusts, CCGs, local authorities, the education sector and the voluntary sector. There were also parents and young people in attendance.

It was an opportunity to celebrate, share knowledge and experiences and reflect on all the amazing work going into supporting mental health in schools in London. It also explored next steps and innovative ways to support young people with their mental health in education settings in the future.


Objectives of the event were to:

  • Celebrate what has been achieved through the Mental Health in Schools programme in London, locally and regionally
  • Share learning and positive practice for ongoing development and improvement
  • Reflect on the past few years and look ahead to the future.

The event was divided into different areas with presentations from speakers across several themes: Setting the Scene: The Landscape of MH in Schools; The Mental Health in Schools Programme: New Ways of Working; and Celebrating Mental Health Support Teams. Speakers were from a variety of organisations including: HLP, DfE, OHID, NHSEI, HEE, Partnership for Young London, NEL ICS, Resilient Schools, Kooth, Place2Be, Reprezent, Waltham Forest CAMHS, Kings College London, SWLSTG MH Trust, BWW MIND and HFEH MIND.

Huge thanks to our chairs and speakers for their participation. Feedback for the event has been brilliant and do keep an eye out for future event invites taking place later this year.

The event recording and speaker presentations can be accessed here.

For more information read our news story about the event.

If you have any queries or would like to link in with any of the presenters on the topics discussed, please email hlp.cyp-programme@nhs.net.

    HLP Schools Mental Health Toolkit 2022 – New LGBTQI+ and Faith Resources for CYP, Parents/Careers and Educational Professionals
    More exciting news! The CYP MH Programme at HLP have recently refreshed our Mental Health in Schools Toolkit in March. The toolkit has now received over 42,020 views since it launched in 2018. We encourage school leaders and staff, health and care professionals and commissioners to use the toolkit for a wide range of information and guidance on how to promote emotional wellbeing and mental health within schools. We hope these resources can support people to live healthily and prevent a problem from escalating.
    It now includes new sections on:

    This is in addition to the Race and Mental Health section that was launched late last year. Resources include articles, guidance, documentaries, films, podcasts, books and more.

    You can navigate the toolkit's information hubs to find content and resources on mental health. Hubs have been curated for children and young people (CYP), parents and carers of CYP, and education professionals working with CYP, as well as general information and resources to support your own communications.

    Please help circulate the mental health in schools toolkit with relevant colleagues and we would love to hear feedback and suggestions for any additional resources you may know of. Please get in touch at hlp.cyp-programme@nhs.net.
    New Crisis Animation and Updated Toolkit – March 2022

    We have launched a new animation video for young people as part of this work which is available
    here. We have also updated our toolkit of social media assets, posters, and articles which can be downloaded here. Please help us to reach young people and families by using these resources on your social media channels and promoting them through your own stakeholders and networks.
    Papyrus Suicide Prevention Training – New Training Offer 2022
    Thrive LDN have commissioned Papyrus UK to deliver a series of suicide prevention training sessions in Further and/or Higher Education settings. The training will consist of 3.5 hour SP-EAK workshops alongside accredited two day ASIST courses, and will build on our existing partnership which has delivered suicide prevention training in schools of all London boroughs.

    The aim of this training is to improve suicide awareness within these institutions and provide the tools and the language for staff to support vulnerable students effectively.

    Find further information and instructions on how to sign up here.
    Free Online Training Course for Education Staff – Understanding the impact of Racism on Mental Health
    The Anna Freud Centre has just launched a free online training course, designed to improve education staff’s understanding of the impact of racism on mental health.

    Through the new e-learning course, staff will learn practical strategies for tackling racism in schools, and how to introduce a whole-school approach to anti-racism and mental health.

    This training has been produced in collaboration with BLAM UK, the Honourable Stuart Lawrence, school staff from a range of settings, and features the voices of young people throughout.

    It is free to access – you can find out more and sign up here. Please share with your networks!

    Good Thinking Thinking Launches ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing for Children and Young People’
    The Good Thinking team at HLP recently announced the release of further mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

    The “
    Five ways to wellbeing for Children and Young People” are targeted at 11-16 olds and give tips and tricks that they can adopt in their everyday life to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Good Thinking will also be releasing a series of videos to support this on social media in the coming weeks so do keep an eye out!

    This resource has been developed with support from the Southwark, Newham, Islington, and Haringey local authorities as well as input from Partnership for Young London and the Digital Health Ambassadors. The resources can be found on the Good Thinking website under the drop-down menu “5 Ways to Wellbeing for Children & Young People”.

    In addition,
    the Good Thinking team launched two other culturally competent resources in March for bereavement. The two guides, “Christianity & Bereavement” and “Sikhi & Bereavement”, aim to help healthcare professionals support their patients during bereavement. The resources can be found on the Good Thinking website under the drop down menu “Faith Based Resources”.

    If you have any questions or would like further information please get in touch at info@good-thinking.uk.
    Kings Health Partners Learning Hub: Mind and Body Training
    Mind and Body Training
    This course is aimed at professionals working in both physical and mental healthcare, including GPs, and has three levels. Mind and Body levels 1 & 2 are hosted on the King’s Health Partners Learning Hub and can be completed here:


    The level 3 training is for staff who have completed the Mind and Body levels 1 & 2 training beforehand, and is hosted on the Maudsley Learning platform here: https://maudsleylearning.com/courses/level-3-putting-mind-body-skills-into-practice-cyp/
    HLP Survey for Young Londoners and their Families
    Share your views on mental health support for young Londoners and their families.

    London’s mental health trusts and Healthy London Partnership want to hear from young people and their families about their experiences and understanding of local mental health support. While there are many excellent mental health services, and sources of support and advice aimed at young people, we know that many young people and their families and carers are still not getting the right help at the right time. Taking this short survey will help us to identify the best ways to provide mental health information and support for children and young people across London.

    Please share the survey, which takes around five minutes to complete, with young people and their families to help HLP with this important research. They want to hear from as many people as possible including those under 18.

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