Great Mental Health Day 2023 is a London-wide initiative in its second year and will celebrate the power of community kindness, telling the story of how we’ve come together for one another across London.
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, this year may be challenging or lonely, particularly as increased cost-of-living pressures have an impact on many people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Great Mental Health Day is designed to get Londoners, including those in north east London, talk about mental health, destigmatise asking for help and to raise awareness of the great support available across the region. Check out the resources below:
- Our partners Thrive LDN, have put together this interactive map that shows what is happening in your borough.
- A range of online events are also planned, including a guide to looking out for those around you in tough times.
- Debt Free Advice is delivering a three-month advice bus tour to support Londoners through the cost-of-living crisis. The bus will visit over 35 London locations over a three-month period, providing signposting on other cost-of-living support, and host webinars on a range of topics including budgeting, debt options, and mental health.
Dan Burningham, Mental Health Programme Director, NHS North East London, said:
“In a year that’s remained difficult for many Londoners, it has been our communities, friends and families which have played the most important role in in getting us through difficult times together.
“This Great Mental Health Day let’s commit to keep being there for each other, to support and look after one another in this difficult moment and to play our part in ensuring that we value mental health and physical health equally.”
“‘In North East London we are committed to building greater resilience by delivering personalised mental health care that is co-produced with the person, and draws on their surrounding community and support network.’