South London Listens
South London Listens is a joint initiative to prevent people becoming mentally unwell as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through the South London Listens campaign, we want to connect with thousands of people across south London. Covid-19 has impacted the mental wellbeing of many people, whether through the virus itself, the impact on jobs and the economy or the tragedy of losing a loved one and now we must work together to protect and support each other.
Citizens UK is working with local community groups, mental health trusts and local authorities to reach out and listen to communities in the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
We are excited that you are joining the South London Listens campaign. Listening puts people before programmes and helps us move from exploring broad problems to tackling specific issues we can change together. It puts people at the heart of any initiative.
Through our local community groups we want to engage local citizens, the local health trusts and the local authority in developing a set of meaningful, desirable and viable actions that can be delivered by community partners and local public institutions to protect and support the mental health of south London communities during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost 6000 South Londoners have already got involved and taken part in listening events in their neighbourhoods, schools, faith groups and community groups. From their feedback trends emerged and we have entered the exciting stage of coproduction of solutions with community leaders on the issues raised.
On Wednesday 16th June from 6-8pm we shall host an online event where the outcomes of this process and exciting next steps will all be revealed by leaders from communities across South London. Join us in demonstrating the full power and resilience of South London by attending the event.
Here is the link to register: https://www.citizensuk.org/listeningsummit.