Thrive LDN Champions are a diverse network of people across London who are committed to changing the way their communities think and talk about mental health.

Champions engage with their communities through various activities and events, facilitate conversation about mental health, find creative ways to address stigma and discrimination, and support Thrive LDN’s aim of raising awareness of inequality and mental health. Want to know more? Simply email info@thriveldn.co.uk. You can keep up to date with events and volunteering opportunities by subscribing to our newsletter.

Where did the idea come from?

The Champions network first emerged from the high volume of enquiries and offers of assistance from people during the Are we OK London? 2017 campaign. Londoners with a range of backgrounds and interests got in contact via email and social media to ask how they could support Thrive LDN. The first meeting of Champions took place at City Hall in November 2017 and there have been regular meet-ups ever since, with Champions also joining events and activities around London and becoming increasingly integral to  growing the citywide movement.

What next?

The team discussed with Champions what kind of training would further empower and equip them to lead change in their communities. Champions co-wrote the specification for a Leadership Development Programme, which Thrive LDN is now delivering in partnership with the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK), who are experts in training campaigners and activists at all levels. Interested in becoming a Thrive LDN Champion? Simply email info@thriveldn.co.uk.