Every year, on 10 October we celebrate World Mental Health Day. This is a chance to talk about mental health, how we can look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if we’re struggling.
Community partners and the local NHS have teamed up to bring blood pressure checks and health advice into the community, catching dominoes players as they take part in a community tournament.
Lambeth Together partner Black Thrive, in partnership with The Brixton Immortals Dominoes Club, NHS England and general practice staff from Lambeth’s Hills, Brooks, and Dales Primary Care Network, with support from the Ubele Initiative, are running this initiative to support improved detection and management of high blood pressure among Black men.
Lambeth Together welcomed 12 new Clinical and Care Professional Leaders at the May meeting of the Lambeth Together Care Partnership Board.
These individuals, who all work within health and care services in the borough, will bring invaluable clinical and professional expertise to Lambeth Together’s work to improve health and wellbeing and to tackle inequalities in the borough as part of an integrated health and care system.
Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May.