Get connected for better mental health

Great Mental Health Day

Today (Friday 26 January) is Great Mental Health Day. Now in its third year, this London-wide initiative will this year explore the importance of meaningful connections and highlight the power of relationships and social networks.

Great Mental Health Day organisers Thrive London have created an interactive map to help you explore events and support near you, and you’ll also find local resources in Harrow to help you feel connected over winter.

Cllr Pritesh Patel, London Borough of Harrow Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Public Health, said:

"I'm pleased to support London's Great Mental Health Day which is highlighting the importance of meaningful connections. It can be difficult to feel connected with others, especially at this time of year. Luckily in Harrow we have many initiatives and services for people to get together, whether it's for support, exercise, or a chat - and you can now find them on Thrive's interactive map. I encourage Harrow residents to get involved and connect with one another - it's one of the most important things we can do to lead happier, healthier lives."

Great Mental Health Day will 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.

Dan Barrett, Thrive LDN director, added: "Great Mental Health Day 2024 will delve into the ways in which our relationships contribute to our overall wellbeing. From the bonds we share with friends and family to the connections forged within our communities, every meaningful connection plays a role in shaping our ability to have good mental health."

Explore the Great Mental Health Day interactive map or join an online event. Use the hashtag #GreatMentalHealth to share your own stories, experiences and plans for the day across social media.

Visit Harrow’s Feeling connected over winter pages here and find local mental health and wellbeing support services.

For more details about the day visit Thrive LDN's website.

Published: 26th January 2024