Poor mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing London. It often occurs more in certain communities, such as those living in poverty and amongst minority groups. However, mental health care does not always meet everyone’s needs.
Through 'Thrive LDN' organisations in London’s public, private, voluntary and community sectors have come together to rethink how we view and talk about mental health - and how to support people to be mentally healthy. With the support of Londoners, Thrive LDN aims to ensure that everyone, regardless of background and circumstances, has the knowledge, skills and support to develop good mental health. Projects include problem-solving booths, training in mental health first aid for London’s workforce and work with London schools.
In what ways do you think life in London is good or bad for your mental health? How could your school, workplace, or place of worship better support you to lead a mentally healthy and happy life?