Health and Wellbeing Board informal discussion – Thursday 20 October

11 October 2016

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Informal discussion on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Lambeth

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Health and Wellbeing Board informal discussion – Thursday 20 October

Come along on Thursday 20 October to an informal discussion facilitated by Abdu Mohiddin, Consultant in Public Health.

Break out groups will discuss the issues relating to three specific areas of children and young persons (CYP) health and also consider how best to incorporate the themes of the Health and Wellbeing strategy including reducing inequalities.  The specific areas are:

  • Neglect – What do we need to do to reduce childhood neglect in Lambeth?
  • Emotional health and wellbeing –  How should we improve Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) in children and young people in Lambeth?
  • Healthy weight and obesity – How can we further support families and communities to promote healthy weight?

Whilst the health of CYP in general has improved in Lambeth over the last decade, there are some important challenges to consider so as to maintain progress.  This is especially important given that:

  • CYP under 20 years old make up about one in five of Lambeth’s population or 67,700 children.  These numbers are projected to increase by ten percent over the next decade
  • There is concern about the impact of austerity in the public services on the health of Lambeth’s CYP’s
  • The above, together with other socioeconomic changes, may lead to increasing health inequalities

Everyone is welcome to attend, this is an opportunity to talk with members of the Board and others. There is no need to book; you can simply turn up. Tea and coffee will be available.

When:   Thursday 20 October, 5pm till 6pm
Where:   Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9 7PH

Following the informal discussion the Formal Board meeting will run from 6pm till 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this part of the meeting as well.

More information

Agenda and papers are available from the links below:

What is the Health and Wellbeing Board?

Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Board aims to build strong and effective partnerships, which improve the commissioning and delivery of services across the NHS and local government, leading to improved health and wellbeing for local people.

Part of its role is to establish a shared understanding of health and wellbeing outcomes for Lambeth’s population, and set the strategic direction for action to improve and protect health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities.

The Board meets four times a year.