L&W event: Social Prescribing, Employment, Adult Education, Mental Health & Loneliness on Weds 11 May

Wednesday 11 May | Online | 12.30 – 2.00pm

Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and Learning and Work Institute’s (L&W) event as part of the Mental Health Awareness week.

About this event

As part of Mental Health Awareness week, Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and Learning and Work Institute are holding an event to discuss social prescribing to adult education and employment for people with mental health needs.

Social prescribing could be a key tool to address the mental health crisis we are facing right now. One in four people is facing mental health issues in the UK. The 2018 London Health Inequalities Strategy named the growth of social prescribing as one of its key five ambitions to address health inequalities and loneliness in London. This webinar will bring together key stakeholders ranging from practitioners to policymakers to discuss the role of social prescribing in supporting people’s mental health needs in London by engaging them in activities related to Employment and Adult Education.

Research and insights into social prescribing, work, health and learning will be shared at this event.

Professor Kevin Fenton, CBE, Regional Director London, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care, will open the discussion, and the event will be chaired by Jemma Gilbert, OBE, Director of Transformation, Healthy London Partnership.

Our Guest Speakers include:

  • Naomi Phillips, Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
  • Ben Taylor, Chief Executive, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind
  • Matthew Pike, CEO, Health Place
  • Lizzie Woodward, Mental Health Social Prescribing Link Worker, One Westminster

Who should attend?

Social Prescribing Link Workers, Social Prescribing Managers, policymakers, public health experts and anyone who is interested in improving social prescribing.

Click here to register for the event