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A Healthy City

Mental health
impacts everyone

  • 17.9m

    17.9 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2019/20.

    (Labour Force Survey, 2020)

  • £42bn

    Mental ill health is costing employers between £33 billion and £42 billion every year.

    (Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers, 2017)

  • 30%

    30% of people have not told anyone about their mental health concerns, compared to 27% in 2019.

    (Mental Health at Work Report, Business in the Community, 2020)

How are we changing that?

Our initiatives

This is Me

This is Me is comprised of three unique tools to support organisations raise awareness and end the stigma around mental health in the workplace.

We strive to build the skills of your people to talk about mental health confidently.

Register for This is Me

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    This is Me Storytelling Tools to open up the conversation
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    The Green Ribbon A national and international movement to #endthestigma
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    Wellbeing in the Workplace A workforce with the confidence to listen

How does it work

This year, more than ever, employees have needed support with their mental health. 

We know that when employees feel comfortable speaking about mental health, it is good for people, good for society and good for business.

Our upcoming events

This is Me

The impact of our work

  • 92%

    92% of organisations participating in This is Me say that employees have increased awareness of mental health in the workplace.

  • 86%

    86% of organisations say more employees talk openly about mental health in their workplace as a result of their This is Me activities.

  • 75%

    75% of organisations participating in This is Me say that stigma around mental health in the workplace is reduced.

"CMS first participated in the This is Me campaign in 2018, and we haven’t looked back since." 

Our This is Me film marked a real shift in our ability to talk openly and honestly about mental health at CMS, with many colleagues feeding back that they are proud to work for a firm which doesn’t shy away from the reality of mental health. 

Watch Colleagues from CMS discuss This is Me

The film helped to open up conversations at CMS and we are proud that a further 15 colleagues have been able to share their own This is Me stories, which we have released internally at regular intervals since we first began our This is Me journey. 

Become a corporate partner

This is Me

Upcoming Events

Select an event to learn more or register your interest.

Visit our event calendar to find out more about all the upcoming events across The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and our initiatives.

Our event calendar

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With your support, we can make an unprecedented change to help one million people thrive.

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