The Health Committee reviews health and wellbeing across London, with a particular focus on public health issues and reviewing progress of the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy.
Mental health inequalties
The Health Committee is investigating mental health inequalties in a series of meetings, focused on different margianlised groups, including LGBT people and disabled and Deaf people. Find out more.
Wrote to the Mayor of London about suicide prevention and called for the Mayor to make London a 'zero-suicide' city.
Called for the Mayor of London to support better mental health for LGBT+ people.
Wrote to the Mayor of London about the importance of healthy transport and TfL's role in promoting health in London.
Stressed the importance of HIV prevention in London in a letter to the Mayor of London.
Drew attention to the importance of maternal mental health in a letter to the Mayor of London.
Highlighted differences in end of life care across London in a letter to the Mayor of London.
Raised the profile of tackling TB in London by gaining vast media coverage across the UK.
Explored the problem Londoners have in getting access to a GP – calling for more doctors, better surgeries and more motivated staff.
Highlighted the importance of early action to prevent mental ill health, especially amongst young Londoners and those from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.
Drew attention to the difficulties deaf people face when accessing health services and held two successful events at City Hall engaging with deaf people.
Feedback and news coverage
What was said
In response to our Access to health services for deaf people report: Paul Redfern, Business Development Manager, British Deaf Association, said:
"The report is very powerful. The British Deaf Association recognises and really welcomes this report. We do see this as a large step forward from what we have had before. Without the report we don't have a voice, and without us having a voice, services can't change to adapt to our needs. So far, we have been invisible and this is the start of us now becoming visible."
In the news
Under an umbrella - recognising diversity in LGBT+ mental health - Huffington Post UK
Mental health matters for mothers and babies - MayorWatch
TB in London: in search of 21st century approach - The Pharmaceutical Journal
London A&E patients hit by winter crisis - Evening Standard
'Desperate need' for more GPs to avoid crisis point – ITV London
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