Women in Mental Health Conference

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What’s it like to be a woman working in mental health now?


Women working in mental health were keen to be a part of the conversation at a Women in Mental Health Conference, the first of its kind in South London.

Organised by the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP), more than 200 colleagues from Oxleas, South London and Maudsley and St George’s mental health trusts, came together in Greenwich for the event.

Speakers included renowned psychoanalyst, writer and social commentator Susie Orbach; Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist and founder and Director of the UK’s National Problem Gambling Clinic; and former National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Geraldine Strathdee.

Together with the delegates, they explored, challenged and inspired, whilst considering specific mental health problems affecting women as a direct result of societal issues and inequalities.

Here, in our short film, you can see how the day went and be inspired too.


The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, to deliver mental health services to a population of more than three million people.

Published on 18th February 2019