The City of London is encouraging Londoners to ‘release the pressure’ through posters, apps and social media in partnership with London Police and Business Healthy.
Adverts encourage Londoners across the Square Mile are offering Londoners information about free support services, including the Samaritans’ Freephone line, NHS and CALM.
The campaign aims to prevent normal everyday issues like stress, money worries, loneliness and divorce leading individuals to crisis point and suicide.
Joyce Nash, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Health and Wellbeing board, said: “Everyone has mental health, whether good or bad. It’s time to stop the silence and discuss suicide within the wider context of mental health.
“Mental health is entering wider discourse – as shown by the Royals’ spearheading of the Heads Together campaign and initiatives such as the Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s “This Is Me – In the City” green ribbon campaign during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
“We are working closely with partners the City of London Police, Samaritans and City businesses to support people facing mental health issues. We hope this campaign can reach people who are suffering and let them know that help and support are available, confidentially and for free.”
For more information about the campaign visit: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/releasethepressure
Anyone that wants to talk about an issue can call Samaritans any time, from any phone. They are there round the clock and the number is free to call. Samaritans: 116 123 www.samaritans.org