Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to ensure all Londoners have an equal opportunity for good mental health and wellbeing. We are supported by the Mayor of London and the London Health Board partners. At its core, Thrive LDN is a participation-driven public mental health partnership that engages with and responds to the needs and insights of Londoners. Since conception in 2016, insights and feedback from Londoners have been at the forefront of everything we do.
Thrive LDN has played a central role in the coordination of mental health policy in London through a review of public mental health in London which was published in November 2021. It offers a series of actions for the health and social care system to strengthen sustainability and longevity of regional public mental health offers.
Alongside our coordination role, all of our activities are informed by the evidence base and community insights and our main focus is currently on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Recovery Mission, Right to Thrive, children and young people’s mental health, and suicide prevention.
As part of the suicide prevention work, the #ZeroSuicideLDN campaign was launched by the Mayor of London in September 2019, to encourage Londoners to access free, online suicide prevention training. To date, more than 300,000 Londoners have now completed the training, helping to play their part in saving lives and looking out for other Londoners.
The stress and demands of modern living are taking their toll on our mental health and wellbeing. Author Brené Brown believes that we live in “the most medicated, addicted, overweight cohort of history”. The majority of us may feel the affect, but don’t fully understand the cause. Many of us don’t even feel comfortable talking about our mental wellbeing.
The Church is in every community across this country. It will outlast government schemes and is committed to people’s wellbeing – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Kintsugi Hope Groups work in communities through the local church with an attitude of humility – not to judge, fix or rescue, but to come alongside and love one another. We are all broken in some ways and we can all learn from each other.
Kintsugi Hope is not just a charity. We have a vision of starting a movement of Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups where people can experience:
- Safety and support where there is no shame and embarrassment in struggling
- An increase in self-worth, confidence and wellbeing
- A deeper understanding of the reality of God’s love for them
- Clear pathways to receive additional support if needed.