Great Mental Health Day is back for its second year on Friday, 27 January 2023.
This year, the Day celebrates the power of community kindness which has often been the main driving force behind supporting us all through the past couple of years.
Kindness is essential for our mental wellbeing, as being nice to others boost our self-esteem and increases happiness as well as strengthening communities.
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Jim Dickson, joint Lambeth Council Cabinet Lead for Healthier Communities, said: “For this year’s Great Mental Health Day, Lambeth is joining in a London-wide celebration of the power of community kindness and how communities, friends and families come together for one another.
“We want the day to get people in Lambeth talking about mental health, highlight the great support available, and, crucially, take the stigma out of asking for help when needed.”
“We also want to celebrate our communities, how they’ve come together in the tough times of the past two years and supported each other tirelessly with incredible kindness, selflessness, and cohesion.
Two kinds of celebration
In Lambeth, we will celebrate our amazing communities in two ways:
- A community walk on Friday 27 January visiting some of the brilliant organisations and activities that support mental wellbeing in our community.
- The walk officially starts at 336 Brixton Road at 12pm. You can join us earlier at Kennington Station at 11am (please bring your own lunch).
- For more info on the route and the stops along the route please see the Eventbrite link.
- A celebration of kindness where people can submit a written paragraph to PublicHealth@lambeth.gov.uk recognising someone or an organisation who have been particularly kind to them.
Please get in touch with any queries: PublicHealth@lambeth.gov.uk