World Mental Health Day takes place globally every year on 10 October. The theme for 2023 is ‘mental health is a universal human right’.
The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness around mental health, highlight the positive work that partners and stakeholders are doing across different sectors, and create support for further change.
World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
For more information about World Mental Health Day, please visit the Mental Health Foundation website.
Watch Islington GP and NCL ICB Clinical Lead, John McGrath, speak about the importance of World Mental Health Day and focusing on our mental health below.
Support and resources
The Gift of Reconnection: trauma-informed practice training
Thrive LDN has partnered with Nicola Lester Psychological Trauma Consultancy to develop free, online trauma-informed practice training to support individuals and organisations. Subscribe to an eight-week programme to receive the training chapter-by-chapter direct into your inbox. This means you can spend around 30 minutes per week engaging with the training.
By week 8 you’ll have fully completed the training programme and will be awarded gold level status ‘Committed to Trauma Informed Practice’. Visit their website and sign up today by clicking here.
Zero Suicide Alliance – Suicide Prevention Training
Zero Suicide Alliance’s free online training courses teach the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about. Access their training modules by clicking here.
Support with money worries
Talking about financial concerns and difficulties is challenging. But you are not alone and there is nothing to be ashamed of. If you need support and impartial advice, there are free professional services available.
The Mayor of London’s Help With the Cost of Living online hub contains a range of information to support Londoners, including on money and mental health, click here to access their website.
You can access the full range of local support on our Getting help in a mental health crisis page by clicking here.