The Mayor Sadiq Khan has visited Stepney Green to launch Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.
He has joined forces with over 200 people to start a city-wide campaign that will support Londoners to lead happier and healthier lives.
This morning, he met with members of TUFF FC, where he spoke to young players and was presented with his own football shirt.
The Thrive LDN camapign will raise awareness of mental heath issues, challenge stigmas, and help improve care.
Londoners report lower levels of life satisfaction, well-being and feeling of self-worth than the national average.
Almost 10 per cent of children and young people living in the capital aged between five and 16 experiences a mental health issue and every week, more than 14 Londoners take their own lives. In 2015, 735 Londoners took their own lives.
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