Q4 - January to March 2023
The report covered mental health issues including:
- the Great Mental Health Day Walk
- Time to Talk Day
- training on mental health and suicide prevention.
The report also highlights:
- the redesign of the commissioned Weight Management and Stop Smoking Services, and gives the results of the Stop Smoking Vaping Project and Alan Carr Easyway Pilot
- the council's response to the cost-of-living crisis.
The health improvement team worked with with residents and partners to co-produce a Childhood Immunisation Strategy 2023-25.
Q3 - September to December 2022
The report covered a number of different campaigns, events, and updates. These included:
- Love Your Mind Lambeth Campaign which gives residents information about the mental health support which is available in the borough
- Health and Wellbeing bus which was supporting ad-hoc events at community hubs in addition to its weekly schedule of calls
- Thriving Communities
- Support for residents affected by the cost-of-living crisis
- The Black Community Health and Wellbeing Day which was attended by over 450 people
- Vaccine Uptake
- Substance Misuse
Furthermore, it covered sexual and reproductive health including:
- young people’s sexual health services
- HIV care and support
- abortion services
- contraception and the HIV prevention programme.
Q1 and Q2 (April to September 2022)
The report detailed:
- how the public health team was progressing its programme of work: “building healthier communities”
- the work of the health protection team in supporting the roll out of the MPox and Polio Vaccines
- the council commissioning a provider to support schools with delivering the 'relationships and sex education' curriculum.
The Director of Public Health also announced that the Lambeth HEART bid to the National Institute for Health and Care had been successful.£5million has been awarded to develop research infrastructure within the council and with partners at King’s and Black Thrive, providing capacity to evaluate on going work and be more evidence led.
The current projects to build healthier communities are as follows:
Better Mental Health Fund Lambeth
Nine projects funded to improve the wellbeing of carers, lonely elderly people and young carer leavers.
Lambeth Wellbeing Fund
Provided funding for small grass roots community organisations who are delivering a wide range of activities. They are also delivering health and wellbeing improvement, targeting communities that experience poorer health outcomes and would deliver 28 projects.
These are focused on tackling health inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of communities through the network of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups. They work alongside social prescribing/Link workers with a particular emphasis on strengthening and/or 'forging new' connections between community and health organisations.
AT Beacon Project
This project launched GP led hubs in Streatham and West Norwood to address health inequalities by providing advice, undertaken blood pressure checks and giving mental health support.
At the Lambeth Country Show, Lambeth Together focused on learning and outreach.
Q4 - January to March 2022
Highlights of the report include the development of the new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Lambeth 2022-25; an update of the Better Mental Health Fund Programme funded projects; Thriving Stockwell and Thriving North Lambeth network updates; and MSM Sexual Health promotion.
Q3 - October to December 2021
Highlights of the report include the development of the new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Lambeth 2022-25; the challenges and achievements for our Health and Wellbeing Bus as it delivered health advice, flu and Covid-19 vaccinations to residents; and the Inspire Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Day for the Black community.
The report also gave updates on the Do It London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) and work done to tackle substance misuse.
Q2 - July to September 2021
In addition to other mental health projects, Lambeth celebrated World Mental Health Day with a community event at St Mark’s Church, Oval, with live music, inspiring public speakers, information, education and networking, including with faith communities.
The report also detailed work around Covid-19 testing, contact tracing and the vaccine uptake programme.
Q1 - April to June 2021
The report highlighted the work being done to set up the Health and Wellbeing Hubs, which had been established in the summer of 2020 to respond to existing health inequalities in Lambeth linked to economic and social exclusion. The Lambeth Holiday Activities and Food Programme was also reported.
Public Health England also shared its experience and lessons learned from the response to the heat wave in the past 2 years with the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Q4 - January to March 2021
The report looked at action being taken to tackle food poverty and the launch of consultation on the Lambeth Food Poverty and Insecurity Action Plan 2021-24.
In addition to other work to respond to Covid-19, the Contact Tracing Team had become the first team in London to take on responsibility for contact tracing all positive case in the borough enabling us to increase tracing rates.
The Health Intelligence team were involved in two key publications, the first reviewed the impact of Covid on A&E usage, and the second reviewed how multiple long-term conditions (mLTCs) cluster together.
Q3 - October to December 2020
During this quarter, the work of the Public Health team continued to be dominated by the Covid-19 response. The report highlighted the work for World Mental Health Day and the work being undertaken with multiple stakeholder on how to address loneliness and social isolation in Lambeth.
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