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Thrive LDN: improving Londoner's mental health and wellbeing

Residents in Lewisham are being invited to join a new London-wide movement that aims to get all Londoners talking about mental health and wellbeing, and taking action to make London the happiest, healthiest city in the world.

Thrive LDN is supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board, in partnership with Greater London Authority, Healthy London Partnership, NHS England (London Region), Public Health England (London Region) and London Councils.

The movement brings together health and care leaders, residents, businesses and community and voluntary organisations to improve mental health and wellbeing in the capital.

More than two million Londoners experience some form of poor mental health every year and report a lower level of life satisfaction and self-worth than the national average. Almost 10% of children and young people living in the capital aged between five and 16 experience a mental health issue and every week two Londoners take their own lives.

Today, Thrive LDN launches six aspirations for London: 

  • A city where individuals and communities take the lead
  • A city free from mental health stigma and discrimination
  • A city that maximises the potential of children and young people
  • A city with a happy, healthy and productive workforce
  • A city with service that are there when, and where needed
  • A zero suicide city 

Dr Marc Rowland, Chair NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair London Clinical Commissioning Council, said: "Real progress has been made across London to improve everyone's understanding of mental health and wellbeing but there is clearly much more to be done.  This is a chance for London to make even bigger strides by bringing together everyone in our capital to take a citywide approach that prioritises helping all Londoners lead happier, healthier lives." 

Thrive LDN now wants to hear what Londoners think of these plans, as well as what ideas people have to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their workplace, school, faith group or community, and what support you need to make it happen.

Various events and activities are planned over the summer. Find out more at www.thriveldn.co.uk or follow @ThriveLDN or use #OKLDN.  Or if you would like to run a Thrive LDN event or invite them to an event you are running email info@thriveldn.co.uk