Mapping mental health priorities in London with real-world data

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This article discusses the mapping of mental health priorities in London with real-world data. Thrive London, a city-wide movement for mental health supported by the Mayor of London, officially launched in July, 2017. Like other similar population health initiatives in other countries, most notably Thrive NYC, it aims to build a roadmap of risk to improve mental health across the city. London is the latest example following a trend of large urban centers taking a public health approach and engaging a range of stakeholders and people outside mental health services to build resilience and address the causes of mental health problems. Public mental health has indeed been coming of age in the past 20 years, and diverse public measures are now increasingly being accepted as an important and integral part of plans to reduce the incidence of mental health problems at a population level. Thrive London examined available data to map a range of risk factors and inequalities affecting Londoners for principle mental health problems to identify priority areas for attention and used 28 indicators of mental health inequalities including rates of domestic violence, homelessness, unemployment, crime, ethnicity, and learning disability prevalence, as well as prevalence of key long-term conditions disproportionately linked with mental health problems. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)

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Kousoulis, A. A., & Goldie, I. (2017, October 1). Mapping mental health priorities in London with real-world data. The Lancet Psychiatry. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30362-0

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