The Mayor Philip Glanville met mental health teams across City & Hackney during his visit on Wednesday 8 May.
The day started with the Trust’s Associate Clinical Director for Therapies and Recoveries at the John Howard Centre, Lawford Clough, giving the Mayor a tour of the centre including a visit to some wards.
“We are keen to keep developing our ties with the local community of which the mayor spoke positively. Hackney is a dynamic and forward thinking borough, and we were really glad to welcome the Mayor”, said Mr Clough.
Trust Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans discussed with Mr Glanville ways to ensure healthcare can continue to improve for the people of Hackney.
'It was great to meet the Mayor of Hackney and have a really honest conversation about possibilities for increased collaboration to improve the quality of life for residents,” said Dr Evans
“I really appreciate that he took a whole day out of his busy schedule to meet with staff and service users.”
On the second part of the day, the Mayor met staff and service users at City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health.
“It was extremely valuable to see the depth and breadth of ELFT’s work, including the CAMHS service for children, young people and their families,” he said.
“Reducing stigma about mental health and more joined-up working are two of my key priorities.”