Work Well celebrates World Mental Health Day

Wednesday 10th October saw World Mental Health day recognised across the globe. Established by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, this year’s World Mental Health Day theme was ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust run project (funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund), Work Well keenly set out to raise awareness about Mental Health and more specifically, how work can benefit people struggling with their Mental Health in conjunction with the day.

Small groups of Work Well Career Coaches hosted a number of pop-up stands across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham across the whole week. Stands were erected in:

Members of the public were invited to spin the ‘Wheel of Wellbeing’ and submit their advice for someone looking to improve their wellbeing in one of the six key areas outlined by the wheel: Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Place, Planet. Here are just some of the simple wellbeing suggestions given by the people of Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth:

Help other people

Be open and talk to people you trust

Volunteer to connect with others

Libraries give access to books, music and people so that you can relax and make friends

For more information about the pop-ups we host and the work we do with referral organisations visit