Mental Health Awareness Week Events in the City

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13 May – 19 May. By uniting communities, organisations, and individuals through events and educational opportunities, Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 strives to foster a society where every individual’s mental well-being is prioritised and supported. See below for a range of events and activities from mental health related panel discussions and webinars, to stress-busting activities such as walking tours and yoga: 

 

MOVING FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Breakfast Panel Discussion

Guildhall, Tuesday 14 May 2024, 8.30am – 11.00am

It has often been recognised that being active is important in supporting strong mental health and wellbeing. Guests will hear from speakers about their experiences of how movement, of all levels, can intersect with mental wellbeing. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to our panel, as well as network after the event. This event is invitation only and places are strictly limited. Any organisation in the City of London is welcome to nominate two representatives to attend, especially those involved in mental health, wellness, fitness and other related areas. We will send out formal invitations to those nominated, dependent on capacity.

Moderated by: Anastasia Vinnikova (UK Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind Forward Alliance)

Speakers include: Sam Cumming (Head of Mental Health, UK Sports Institute), Isabelle Clement MBE (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wheels for Wellbeing), Leo Savage (Head of Global Wellbeing, Howden Insurance Brokers)

Find out more and nominate representatives.

Thrive LDN Webinar: the Cost-of-Living Crisis and the Ethnicity Premium

Led by Money A+E, the webinar will explore the impact of the cost-of-living-crisis on people’s mental health in the community and workplace, as well as explaining what the Ethnicity Premium is and the impact this is having on racialised and marginalised communities.

The webinar will be held online on Thursday 16 May from 12pm to 12:45pm.

 

BREATHING SPACES: Walking tour of the hidden gardens of the City of London

Guildhall Yard, Several Tuesdays and Thursdays in May, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

A limited edition, free guided walk run by City of London Guides in partnership with the City of London Corporation to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Wind down after work, take a break from the rush hour and clear your head by joining this leisurely evening walk around some of the green spaces within the Square Mile that are open to everyone. Combining history and horticulture this guided walk takes in a monastic garden created for healing, an Elizabethan style knot garden, a meadow created by volunteers during Covid and the most recently opened public space in the City.

If you are part of a mental health or wellness network at your workplace or elsewhere, this could be a fantastic way to bring your colleagues together to explore the City. We aim to make our tours as accessible as possible but there are some uneven surfaces.

Book your place here.

 

EC BID WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the EC BID (Eastern City Business Improvement District) is pleased to be running a series of free workshops across May. This is part of their Recharge 2024 campaign supporting the mental health and wellbeing of workers in the Eastern City.

 

Sculpture in the City 12th Edition BSL Guided Tour – 9th May 2024 – 5.30-7.30pm

To mark Deaf Awareness Week we are pleased to be delivering a free walking tour with Architect & Art Guide, Martin Glover. Last chance to see the Sculpture in the City 12th edition and celebrate public artworks in the Eastern City. Find out more.

 

Summertime Mindful Floristry at St Botolph’s without Bishopsgate – 13th May 2024 – 12.30-1.30pm

Join us for a free mindful floristry session run by Antidote. Participants get to keep their summer floral bouquets at home. Find out more.

 

Mindful Mixology at St Ethelburga’s Centre – 15th May 2024 – 5.30pm-6.30pm

Join Antidote for an evening summertime candlelit breathwork and yoga session, set to classic summertime music from one of London’s best Harpists. This session will combine gentle yoga sequences with the transformative practices of meditation, breath-work and energy activation. Find out more.

 

Sleep Retreat at St Botolph’s without Bishopsgate – 16th May 2024 – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

The quality of our sleep directly links to our mental health. Join Antidote’s meditation and energy healing expert for a breathwork and meditation spray creation workshop aimed at regulating the nervous system and promoting a good night’s sleep. Find out more.

 

Eastern City Cluster Walking Tour – 23rd May 2024 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm

As part of National Walking Month we are pleased to host a free walking tour with City of London Guide Mario Beneventi. Meeting at Monument Fish Hill street, get a fascinating insight into a place where Roman walls, medieval architecture, social history and 17th century churches, rub shoulders with the buzz of 21st century. Find out more.

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