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LSAB News May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week

Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem - Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation hold an annual awareness week the second week in May.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is planned 8-14 May 2017, they are going to look at mental health from a new angle.

Surviving or thriving?

The campaign message this year is surviving or thriving. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, they will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

With people struggling to cope with the demands of modern life and stuck on getting through the day, through their campaign they will explore:

  • How many of us are surviving or thriving, and the difference between the two.
  • Why some communities are under strain and what the government can do to support them to thrive.
  • What steps we can all take to look after our mental health, building resilience and cope with the demands of a fast moving modern life.

Throughout the week Mental Health Foundation will also highlight the personal stories of people who are surviving or thriving.

What can I do?

You can help the Mental Health Foundation to ignite a national conversation about whether we are surviving or thriving and what we can do to bring about change.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MHAW17

Follow Lewisham Safeguarding Children’s Board for local Mental Health Awareness Week Tweets.

Care Plus Partnership Learning Review

Care Plus Partnership was a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funded organisation providing care and treatment to adults with acquired brain injury that went into voluntary administration in February 2016.

Between June 2014 to February 2016 there were significant and sustained concerns regarding the quality of care being delivered to patients residing in Care Plus Partnership services.

Following the closure of Care Plus Partnership agencies involved recognised the need to learn from this complex situation in order to inform future responses and provision for people with acquired brain injury, recognising their complex needs and vulnerabilities. In response to this need NHS England London Region and LCCG jointly commissioned a Learning Review which has now concluded.

Read the full report and response from Lewisham CCG

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