How can we in north east London work together to make a difference and improve our mental health? We invite patients, service users, carers and people with practical experience in mental health services to attend this summit. The main focus will be how we can collectively create a vision of what a mental health care system might look and feel like, designed and led by people with life experiences.
Tickets for the personal summit
Leyton Orient FC Stadium
Wednesday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
For those unable to attend the event in person, an online summit will be held on September 23.
Tickets for the online summit
Friday, September 23, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Put control in the hands of service users and caregivers.
The NEL Mental Health Summit is an opportunity for you to share your experiences of mental health services, describe what mental health means to you and ensure that learning occurs where things could have been done better.
Above all, we want you to take a leading role in making real and sustainable improvements happen.
Whether you have access to mental health care through NHS services, social care or through voluntary, faith or charity organisations, we welcome you!
The future of mental health care will be about ensuring that treatment is not limited to the caregiver’s plan of care, but is far more radical – it will take into account all factors that contribute to a good and improved quality of life.
This includes thinking about how to address all of the issues that affect people’s mental health—issues like housing, finances, our physical environment, and what it means to be a valued member of a community.
We know that professionals with hands-on healthcare experience know best what issues need to be addressed and what changes require action. Most importantly, they have the determination and expertise to bring about the change you want.
The power of patient leadership in envisioning, planning and managing a transformed mental health service is the future and we really want you to be a part of it.
The Summit was organized by users of mental health services with support from the North East London Integrated Care Board (NEL ICB), the North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).