The aim of Great Mental Health Day is to 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.
Below you’ll find information on how to get involved, including all the online activities and local events taking place around London for Great Mental Health Day 2024, including some events being put on by Thrive LDN like our Walk Talk Walk event.
Events for Great Mental Health Day 2024 will take place all over London. See what events are taking place close to where you live and get involved with our mission to spread hope and kindness, and to help each other.
If you can’t make an event in-person, there are plenty of online events taking place for Great Mental Health Day 2024. Log on from work or from home to be involved in the day and learn more about improving wellbeing.
Can you or your organisation help promote Great Mental Health Day events and activities? Download our Supporter’s Pack detailing how you can spread the word about the activities taking place on or before Great Mental Health Day 2024.
“It is great having something organised conveniently where I live. It allows me to connect with other residents living on my doorstep and make new friends without even leaving the block of flats”.
“An amazing opportunity to hear about and learn how to access services we hadn't heard of before”.
“It was very informative, good mix of stalls, and activities, very busy and lively, fun, with opportunities to meet others and positively engage in the local community. Shame its only once a year. Would like more community events like this!”
Want to plan a Great Mental Health Day event but not sure where to start? Explore our FAQs below.
What is London’s Great Mental Health Day?
Great Mental Health Day is an awareness day with the aim of getting Londoners talking about mental health, to highlight the great support available, and, crucially, take the stigma out of asking for help when needed.
Watch our promotional video to help give you a flavour of what to expect.
When is Great Mental Health Day?
Great Mental Health Day returns on Friday, 26 January.
The day takes place annually on the final Friday of January, this will be the third Great Mental Health Day celebrated in London.
Who organises Great Mental Health Day?
The day began as a local celebration in the London Borough of Haringey before expanding to become a day of celebration for all Londoners, facilitated regionally by Thrive LDN and Good Thinking.
The day is also supported by the Mayor of London, the NHS in London, London boroughs and the Association of Directors of Public Health London, London Councils, and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities in London.
How do I host a Great Mental Health Day event?
Essentially, however you like! We ask that all Great Mental Health Day events are free where possible and inclusive to everyone. Other than that, a Great Mental Health Day event is whatever you make it but if you want some ideas, you can download a Great Mental Health Day Supporter’s Pack.
Once you’ve organised your event, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event, location, time and any other information you’d like to include, and we will post it on our interactive event map.
You can also fill in the form at the bottom of the Great Mental Health Day webpage.
Thrive LDN has partnered with Nicola Lester Psychological Trauma Consultancy to offer free, online trauma-informed practice training to support individuals and organisations.
Access the Zero Suicide Alliance’s free, online suicide prevention training which will help you identify warning signs and feel comfortable having conversations about suicide with friends and family.
Register for a series of free, online workshops with Healthy Dialogues designed to meet the expressed challenges faced by anyone who is in a professional role supporting others.
If you or anyone in your local area in London is planning an event or initiative for Great Mental Health Day 2024, we want to know about it.
Fill in the contact form and make sure to tell us all the details about the event.
We can promote it here on our website and through our other digital channels.