We are thrilled to be a collaborating partner with Thrive in the City on the 27th November. A huge shout out and thank you also to some of our members who have got involved and will be delivering sessions throughout the day. You can find more information about Thrive in the City below and here.
To book tickets for a Thrive in the City event click here.
Please do spread the word to friends and colleagues via Twitter #thriveinthecity2017 and via Facebook and LinkedIn. We wish Thrive in the City a great event(s) on the 27th and we look forward to hearing all about it.
Don't forget our 'This is my story' event on the 7th December which will be held at Herbert Smith Freehills (London) - tickets will be announced soon.
Stacy, Mills, Geoff & Georgie
What is Thrive in the City?
Thrive in the City are passionate about creating a safe, creative, inspiring and physical space for workers and residents in the City of London. Outside of the normal working environment, the space will enable people to be who they are, create support networks and leave behind the stigma, hierarchy and pressures of everyday working life.
Mental Health affects everyone working and living in the City of London. Despite a growing movement to address its importance, mental health remains stigmatised and its impact on business and employees is substantial. However, we are at a tipping point.
Given the huge efforts from individuals and communities such as Minds@Work and Thrive in the City's other partner organisations (Business in the Community, Mind, Thrive LND, City Mental Health Alliance, Business Healthy and the Dragon Cafe) to raise awareness, there is a significant shift in the acceptance of the mental health as something that affects everyone as much as their physical health. This public movement has also transferred to the workplace where there is an increasing emphasis on the commercial impact of ignoring mental health and the ethical importance of employee care.
Despite this, there is widespread recognition in the City that we can and need to do more to support ourselves, our friends and our colleagues with their mental health needs and to address the culture of mental health. Thrive in the City believe that providing ‘choice’ is an important component to support our mental health - both to prevent mental ill-health and to offer choice in ways we can support recovery.
They also recognise the exceptional wellbeing practitioners that are already operating in this space, with the aim to not replicate, but to collaborate. They believe that working in partnership to bring practitioners under one roof will provide the most choice and be the most impactful in supporting the much-needed change.
What is the aim?
Building on the success of The Dragon Café, a highly successful community well-being hub in Borough, they want to create ‘The MindHub in the City’ to support the mental health needs of both workers and residents in the City of London and they are aiming to have a fully funded model open and supporting City workers and residents in January 2019.
To achieve this ambitious aim, they first need to know what City workers and residents want and what they need. On the 27 November, over 75 practitioners and 20 City organisations are collaborating to host over 80 different experiences which support our mental wellbeing.
Who are Thrive in the City?
They are three people that are passionate and highly committed to addressing mental health in the City of London who connected because they share the same vision and values of collaboration, creativity and openness. They each have their own experiences, networks (Stacy is on our leadership team) and story to tell:
- Stacy Thomson – Minds@Work and Impact Coaching, Mental Health Crisis Practitioner.
- Julia Hillman – Second Mile Consulting, previously Head of Authorisation function at Bank of England, PRA, FSA and SFA.
- Will Nicholson – The Dragon Café, previously Ernst and Young and Deloitte.