Youth Mental Health Services (1)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In order to reduce inequalities in Mental Health Provision across London there needs to be a cross borough strategic approach. What measures are you putting in place to achieve this?


Answer for Youth Mental Health Services (1)

Answer for Youth Mental Health Services (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is outside the scope of my duties to regulate health services provision across London and its boroughs.  However, the London Health Board, which I chair, is looking at mental health as a pan-London issue, and it is particularly focusing on fostering resilience amongst London's adolescents. 

I also set up the independent London Health Commission, led by Professor the Lord Darzi, which is looking at how London's health and healthcare, including the important issue of mental health, can be improved for the benefit of the population. I look forward to receiving the Commission's recommendations in the autumn.