We are supporting Great Mental Health Day, which will take place across London on Friday, 26 January 2024.
Now in its third year, Great Mental Health Day is a London-wide initiative and for 2024 will explore the importance of meaningful connections and highlight the power of relationships, collectivising, and social networks.
The start of a new year is a time for setting goals and seeing it as a chance for positive change or action. But for many of us, things may continue to feel challenging or uncertain, particularly as cost-of-living pressures are impacting on many people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Great Mental Health Day will get us talking about our mental health and wellbeing and to help break that stigma that so often exists around the subject. It is an opportunity to share awareness of the great local support services that are available. As well as acting as a reminder that we can all do our bit to spread hope and kindness, and to help each other.
How to get involved
You can also get involved by exploring the Great Mental Health Day interactive map on Thrive LDN’s website, join an online event, or use the hashtag #GreatMentalHealth to share their own stories, experiences and plans for the day across all social media platforms.
Dr Rachel James, Clinical Services Director at the Trust said: “Great Mental Health Day serves as a vital reminder to pause, reflect, and prioritise our mental wellbeing. By exploring the significance of connections, we aim to inspire a citywide conversation that promotes understanding, empathy, and support.
“We encourage all Londoners to get involved in Great Mental Health Day 2024. Whether it’s participating in community events in Camden, joining discussions, or simply reaching out to friends and neighbours, every action counts.”
Dan Barrett, Thrive LDN director, said: “Having strong, supportive relationships – whether family and support structures or from wider community and faith groups – is one of the most important things we can do to support our wellbeing.
“Great Mental Health Day 2024 will delve into the ways in which our relationships contribute to our overall wellbeing. From the bonds we share with friends and family to the connections forged within our communities, every meaningful connection plays a role in shaping our ability to have good mental health.”
For more details about the day visit Thrive LDN’s website.
Great Mental Health Day 2024 on Friday 26 January will explore the importance of meaningful connections and highlight the power of relationships, collectivising, and social networks.
See @ThriveLDN for more about #GreatMentalHealth and how you can join in: www.thriveldn.co.uk/greatmentalhealth