Healthy minds

Inspire more Londoners to have mental health first aid training

The second aim of the strategy is for all Londoners to share in a city with the best mental health in the world. Poor mental health is both a cause and a consequence of other inequalities. Rates of mental ill-health are higher among some disadvantaged groups. People with severe mental illness also have much lower life expectancy than the rest of the population. Stigma related to mental ill-health is also widespread, and far too many Londoners take their own lives every year. Many have not previously felt able to seek help. The Mayor wants many more Londoners to feel comfortable talking about mental health. His aim is for fewer people to feel stigmatised and for people across the city to work together to reduce suicide. The Mayor’s key ambition is to inspire more Londoners to have mental health first aid training, and more London employers to support it.

Formal responses to the consultation by organisations can be submitted via the questionnaire on the Draft Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy website page at

Find out more about London’s health inequalities strategy priorities: