Posted on 14/07/2017 by David Burgess
A new poster campaign to help support the thousands of Londoners who suffer from mental illness launches today.
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Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined forces with more than 200 experts — including charities, clinicians and academics — to set up the Thrive LDN campaign, tackling the stigma of mental health.
The posters which ask “Are we OK London?” are to appear on 200 Underground stations for the next two weeks.
Experts estimate that as many as two million Londoners have suffered a mental health episode in their lives.
Mr Khan said: “People from all walks of life are affected by poor mental health, and nearly one in two will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime.
“I want London to become a more open and tolerant place where people can speak openly about their mental health and the support they need.”
The Thrive LDN campaign aims to improve Londoners’ understanding of mental health — stamping out discrimination by working with schools, youth organisations and employers.
It will also use digital technology to boost access to support and services, including new ways of talking about the issue at “Problem Solving Booths” — where people can help each other — a social media campaign and a new website. The booths will take place on the Tube between Acton Town and Hounslow West (Piccadilly line) today between 1.00pm and 3.30pm.