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Published
30 August 2022

A Mental Health Summit for People in North East London

Putting service users and carers in the driving seat for change
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NEL MH Summit

To download the In-Person Summit Agenda click here.

To download the Online Summit Agenda click here.

To download the Mental Health Priorities for North East London click here. 

How can we work together across north east London to change things and improve our mental health?

Although part of the day will be about reflecting on what has come before, the main focus will be to work together to create a vision of what a mental health care system shaped and led by people with lived experience could look and feel like.

The NEL Mental Health Summit will be an opportunity to share your experiences of mental health services with others, to describe what mental health means to you and to ensure that learning is made from where things could have been done better.

Above all, we want you to take a leading role in making sure that real, lasting improvements are put into action.

Whether you have accessed mental health care through NHS services, social care or voluntary, faith or charity organisations, we welcome you to attend!

The future of mental health care will be about ensuring that treatment isn't about the health professional's care plan, but is far more radical - it will take into account all the factors that make for a good and improving quality of life.

This includes thinking about how to take account of all the issues that affect people's mental health - issues like housing, finance, our physical surroundings as well as what it means to be a valued member of a community.

We know that experts with lived experience of health services are best placed to know the issues that need to be addressed and what changes are crying out for action. And above all, they have the determination and expertise to lead the changes they want to see.

The power of patient leadership in envisioning, planning and managing a transformed mental health service is the future, and we really want you to be a part of that.

Book here for the in-person summit taking place at Leyton Orient FC Stadium on 21 September, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Book here for the online summit taking place on 23 September, 12.00 pm - 3. 00 pm

Download the poster for public display here.

Staff tickets for this event are limited. If you would like to attend in your capacity as a health or care professional please contact carys.esseen@nhs.net describing something about your role and why you would like to take part.

This event has been organised by mental health service users, with support from the North East London Integrated Care Board (NEL ICB), North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).