South London Listens

The South London Listens campaign 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.

Listening puts people before programmes and helps people 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 they 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.

As part of this work, they want to train you to run your own listening campaign in your neighbourhood, school, faith or community group.

Dates for training:

The training will give you the tools and confidence you need to listen to others in your community, it will help you find compelling stories and move people into action.

 Download a flyer here