Never Alone LDN Festival: World Mental Health Day

Young Londoners have taken over the Rich Mix in Shoreditch for a series of workshops and events for Never Alone LDN festival

Run by Thrive LDN and the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Workers, the two week event will culminated in a screening on 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day 2021

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “As we recover from the pandemic, the wellbeing of young Londoners is vital if we are to build a healthy and successful future for our capital. I’m delighted that young Londoners have led the way in creating a range of fantastic events to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day.

“The importance of promoting positive wellbeing in this way cannot be overstated. I urge all Londoners to join together, learn from each other and discover more about the support available.”

Joe Cole and Kismet Meyon, both young Londoners and members of the Peer Outreach Team at City Hall, have been part of the team leading on the development of the event.

Joe said: “This year’s World Mental Health Day plans are bigger than ever before. I’m really excited about being able to come together in person at the Never Alone LDN events to share experiences, learn from each other and discover more about the support available in an entertaining way.”

Kismet added: “We have mapped our events to the theme of Never Alone LDN – it’s our way of saying that we need to collectively support one another as we begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic. The range of activities will offer something for everyone, opening up conversations on breaking down barriers, building resilience and the importance of having a sense of community.”

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Tanya Francis 8th October 2021


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