London Health Inequality Strategy (1)

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor outline how he delivered on his commitments to reduce health inequalities in London, through his stated first step to call partners to action via Mental Health and Emotional Resilience expert round table as part of his commitment to shift investment towards the earlier interventions that make the biggest difference to young people's emotional resilience since 2010, as outlined in his statutory Health Inequalities strategy First Steps to Delivery 2012


Answer for London Health Inequality Strategy (1)

Answer for London Health Inequality Strategy (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In February 2012 I brought together a group of London mental health stakeholders to discuss the concept of value in mental health with Professor Michael Porter of Harvard University. One of the outcomes of that event and the continuing discussions that followed was the consensus that, in order to improve the city's approach to mental ill health, we must gain a more complete understanding of the issue.

My health team is now working with these stakeholders on a coalition project to develop an epidemiological picture of London's mental ill health population, and to gain a better understanding of the wider economic impacts mental ill health has on the capital.