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 individual champions and our partner organisations 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 in the City with their mental health needs and to address the culture of mental health in the City. We believe that providing ‘choice’ is an important component to support our mental health. Our focus is specifically around creating ‘choice’ to both prevent mental ill-health and to offer choice in ways we can support our recovery.

We also recognise the exceptional wellbeing practitioners that are already operating in this space and, our aim is not to replicate, but to collaborate. We 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.

We are aiming to have a fully funded model open and supporting City workers and residents in January 2019.  To achieve our ambitious aim, we 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.

These City organisations and practitioners have generously donated their time and space for free and are collaborating with the co-founders of ‘Thrive in the City’ Stacy Thomson, Will Nicholson & Julia Hillman to take action to address mental health in our City.

We are keen to collaborate with


If you would like to offer your venue and host any future Thrive in the City wellbeing events after the 27 November and you would like to partner with us, please do get in touch. If you let us know the type of space you could provide we will match it with an appropriate practioners. By space we mean:

  • An area in your reception/foyer to host a pop-up gallery or information stand
  • Private rooms suitable for massage/1:1 mindfulness/coaching session
  • Auditorium for a talk or performance


If you would like to offer your time and take part in any future Thrive in the City wellbeing events after the 27 November and you would like to partner with us, please do get in touch. We are also keen to hear from people willing to help out the team on the day. Please email us on

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Please help us to market the events on the 27 November to staff in your organisations. As well as showing your commitment to supporting your staffs’ mental wellbeing and reducing the stigma around mental health, the valuable data we collect will tell us what your staff, City workers and residents need to support their mental wellbeing.