We will enable a citywide movement for all Londoners that empowers individuals and communities to lead change, address inequalities that lead to poor mental health and create their own ways to improve mental health and wellbeing. We will support more Londoners to access a range of activities that help them to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
Many employers are making mental health and wellbeing central to the workplace; we want to support all workplaces to do the same. We will bring partners together to develop and implement a programme to help people who experience poor mental health access support to gain and maintain work. We will work closely with employers to encourage work opportunities in both the public and private sector.
We will work with partners to develop a programme that ends mental health stigma and discrimination in London. We will ensure support is available to help improve people’s understanding of mental health and push for more mental health first aid and other training to be provided so London becomes a city that is more mental health aware and equipped to act.
We will work with partners to create new ways to access services and support. We will build on existing work investigating how best to harness the powers of digital technologies to promote positive mental health and improve information about accessing effective support so that Londoners can better help themselves and support each other.
We will build on the exciting developments happening across London to engage children and young people in mental health, encourage them to lead initiatives, and develop training and resources for youth organisations, schools, and student societies.
We will work with partners across the city to reduce suicides in London. We will build on existing suicide reduction and prevention initiatives by establishing a zero suicide ambition for London.