About the Health and Wellbeing Forum (H&WBF)

The Health & Wellbeing Forum is a collaborative partnership among the third sector organisations in Tower Hamlets that aims to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for residents in the borough.

The forum aims both to empower communities to engage effectively in debate with health services - to enable statutory services and health professionals to hear, understand and respond adequately to the health needs of the communities, which the members of the forum meaningfully engage with and provide services to. The forum is managed by a steering group elected from its membership.

Representatives from third sector organisations in Tower Hamlets are welcome to attend and be a part of the forum. For more information or if you wish to become a forum member please contact Alison Robert at THCVS on 020 8980 8427

Next Meeting: Thursday 28th February 2019 at Professional Development Centre, Bethnal Green. More information and booking here.

Find out more about the H&WB Forum

H&WBF Steering Group

Previouse Meetings

Here you will find past meeting presentations

H&WBF Bulletins

Here you will find past bulletins from the parternships team about all

Networking Events

The Partnerships Team have been holding Networking Events to help groups in the borough form partnerships and consortiums, which will enable groups to work together, share assetts, and bid for tenders and other sources of funding.

Personalised Care Planning and Mental Health Employment Support workshop

THCVS, along with the CCG hosted a workshop which is being overseen by the Mental Health and Employment Coproduction Group. Focusing on personal care planning, the workshop explored some of the issues around this key agenda for the borough. You can read the notes from the meeting here

The next steps are:

•             Summary presentation and working draft report for mental health employment co-production group

•             Meeting of the recovery and wellbeing review co-production group on 28 August (this group has its own mailing list – this agenda covers the whole service but includes mental health employment support)

•             Workshop to share the proposed new model, organised with THCVS on 12 September (9:30 AM  to 12:30 PM at the Professional Development Centre)

Workshop places are limited but organisations are invited to send one representative to the workshop and can register here


May 2018 Health and Wellbeing Forum

The theme for our May Health and Wellbeing Forum was Mental Health, focusing on how we can work together across the lifecourse to support mental health, identify gaps in provision, and find out how other organisations are working with mental health.


Health and Wellbeing Bulletins

If you would like to receive our twice monthly Health and Wellbeing Bulletins, please sign up here

23 March edition here

Included in this issue: Next H&WB Forum on 24 May, an update and feedback from our March Networking Event, Save the date! Our annual Conference on Tuesday 10 July.

Some diary dates: Our next Community Learning Lab: Developing People for Health & Healthcare on 19th April, 2018, Celebration of Engagement and Involvement in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday 18 April, Festival of Communities 12-13 May – Call for groups to get involved, plus more opportunities.

8 March edition here

19 February edition here

March Health and Wellbeing Networking Event

The first of our networking event was held in March, bringing together commissioners and voluntary groups in the borough, providing an opportunity for the sector to start preparing deeper partnership working. The agenda looked at:

  • The Joint Strategic Needs Assessemnt and how this can support commissioning bids
  • The commissioning framework,
  • Healthy lifestyles programme
  • Transformation programme
  • Updates from mental health and drugs and alcohol

We had some great pitches from a number of local groups who are looking to work in closer with others and presented great pitches.

See here for the slides from the event

See here for the slides from Women's Environmentalist Network

Read more about the event here

February Health and Wellbeing Forum Meeting Notes and Presentations

Our last forum meeting brought together people with an interest around Obesity, Food Poverty, and Nutrition.

See here for notes of the meeting

See here for general presentation of the meeting

See here for presentation from MLalani

Forum Steering Group Elections

Want to join our Steering Group? We are recruiting now. Deadline is 5pm Friday 18th May. Candidates will be asked to present for 2-3 minutes at the next Health and Wellbeing forum on 24th May.

Find out more here how to apply.