Carers Lewisham MH Forum February 2016

Updates for Carers Lewisham Mental Health Forum. The next Carers Lewisham MH forum is on the 19th of January over at Carers Lewisham.

Mental health taskforce report launched

The report focuses on the pressures and changes to the mental health services in England. The report is NHS England’s five-year plan for NHS mental health services.

You can view the report from NHS England’s Website here



Shadow Health Secatery and Mental Health Champion visits Ladywell Unit

MP Heidi Alexandra and Jonathan Slater visited Lewisham’s Ladywell mental health unit.  I met with them along with SLaM’s clinical academic members, SLaM’s Chief Exec and the Psychological Medicine Director.

visit to ladywell


Coffee Morning with Tooting Common walk, supported by Time to Change

Wandsworth & Westminster Mind volunteer Mark Schueler is organising a relaxing walk over at Tooting Common.  You can check out their meet-up site for more details.

Sufferers of depression and anxiety group


healthwatch lewisham

Mental Health Project – scoping exercise

Healthwatch Bromley and Lewisham have released a brief survey asking what are the three most important issues to carers around mental health?





Carers UK hails a “significant victory for carers” today as the Government announced it will change the law to exempt all carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance from the benefit cap.