Improving health and wellbeing in the community

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar


The Health inEqualities Research Network (HERON) hosted a public engagement evening at the South London Gallery to discuss improving health and wellbeing in the community. The aim being to develop and promote interaction between researchers, health practitioners and community members in order to have a more collaborative approach to research within the community. The evening was chaired by Professor Graham Thornicroft Panellists included: Ann Marie Connolly - Director of Public Health at NHS South East London Tony Coggins - Head of Mental Health Promotion at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) Tania Eadie - Area Manager at Thames Reach Lolade Osinowo - BME Outreach Worker at Carers of Life Service Dr Khalida Ismail - Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry Representatives from a variety of other charities and organisations working within Southwark and Lambeth also attended. These included, ‘Faces in Focus’, ‘Arts4Space’, ‘Three Boroughs Trust - Homeless and Refugee Team’ and ‘Art in the Park’. Representatives were invited to discuss: • Their organisations’ services in Southwark and Lambeth • Problems in health and accessing health care that are specific to their service users • Strategies that can be used to empower individuals and their communities and strengthen collaborative links between organisations A lively discussion and debate with the audience addressed the evening’s key themes of health and wellbeing, inequalities in health and community empowerment.
Period7 Apr 2011
Event titleImproving health and wellbeing in the community
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map