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South London Listens

Community leaders from across South London invite you to the South London Listens mental health summit on Wednesday 16 June 2021 where they will present urgent actions to tackle the looming mental health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Whether it is dealing with the virus itself, losing your job, juggling the demands of work and home schooling, feeling lonely, missing friends or the tragedy of losing a loved one, we have all had a very personal experience of living through this pandemic.  

During the first three months of this year 21% of adults experienced depression, more than double the level in 2019. For some of us its effects will be short lived, but for others Covid-19 will cast a long shadow as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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Time to act

Since last year, community leaders have been bringing their communities together to talk about their personal experiences and codesign solutions that will have a lasting impact.  

More than 5,700 people have shared their stories and ideas. At this summit they will present their action plan around four key areas that need to be urgently tackled: social isolation, work and wages, young people and parents, and access to services.  

Hundreds of members of our communities will be joined by NHS Mental Health Trusts, local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and commissioners who will all be pledging to take specific actions. 

By pledging their support, this summit marks the beginning of a two-year mental ill health prevention and recovery programme to turn the tide and help create strong, resilient and healthy communities.

Register today

Join your community by registering for this ground-breaking summit today.

The summit will be held on Zoom on Wednesday 16 June 2021, from 6pm to 8pm.

If you have any accessibility requirements or questions about the summit, please email

Download the summit flyer (PDF).

Published on 18th May 2021