Councillor Madeliene Long is (amongst many other things) chair of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Madeliene was one of the few sitting councillors who came out on the stump for me when I was fighting my first council election in 1997 and I’ve always appreciated that.
Rooting around their website I found a video of her speech at the last annual meeting which I thought some of you might be interested in. (Hopefully if you click on the picture you should be able to download the video.)
In it Madeliene explains the governance arrangements for members of the Trust, and exhorts people to become members of SlaM (apparently there are 3,000 already and its free).
Madeliene also takes those present through the agenda for the meeting touching on the increased focus on wellbeing, and becoming happy and then handing on to the Chief Executive of the Trust, Stuart Bell.
Also worth taking a look at is a video about young people’s mental health produced by the Children’s Society called You’re Not Alone.