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METRO Round Table: LGBTQ+ Young People & Good Mental Health

15th October 2015

Last week's METRO Roundtable: LGBTQ Young People & Good Mental Health was a great success, sharing insight across the team, our friends from The Point and University of Greenwich.


Special thanks to Mathijs Lucassen from the Open University for his presentation on Sparx, a computerised therapy tool. Also thanks to Dan Baker, Head of Integrated Youth at METRO, for convening the roundtable and presenting on METRO Youth Chances, and Fred Crossman, Young Persons Mental Health Coordinator, presenting on our Chat services.

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