London is a rich and successful global city but it is by no means a universally healthy one. Centre for London, supported by Therme Group, will be holding a roundtable to discuss the findings of the autumn edition of The London Intelligence focusing on health and wellbeing.
The mass contagious diseases that once afflicted cities have largely been banished, but London faces a number of distinct health challenges, generally arising from a complex interplay of environmental, life-style and economic factors. These include childhood obesity, multiple long-term conditions in adults, a range of mental illnesses, social isolation and chronic or growing health inequalities.
This roundtable will be an opportunity to look at key developments in mental and physical wellbeing in London over recent years, how the capital compares to other cities and what it can learn from them. Discussion of research findings will allow a focus on priorities for action and how positive behaviour change can be achieved through communications and programme delivery.
The discussion will be chaired by Ben Rogers, Director of Centre for London, and bring together a range of leading experts, policy makers and service providers from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
This event is invite-only. If you would like to register your interest to attend please email [email protected]don.org.