Great Mental Health Day 2023

The countdown to Great Mental Health Day 2023 has started!

We’re delighted to confirm that Great Mental Health Day (GMHD) is returning and will take place on Friday 27 January 2023.

In January 2022, Haringey marked London’s first-ever Great Mental Health Day with a variety of events. Thousands across London came together, sharing how they support mental health and wellbeing, and celebrating the great services, groups and initiatives doing this locally.

More than 20 events took place across Haringey and over 60 across London, many of which were held in-person, involving local walks, discussion panels and workshops.

Read more about what happened in 2022 across London (external link).

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Activities and events

Lead-up to Great Mental Health Day 2023

We couldn’t wait until the 27th to schedule these fun sessions so why not pop in to say hello on the lead up to the Great Mental Health Day.

Creative arts and crafts - 24 January 2023, 1.30pm to 4pm.

Celebrating the established wellbeing benefits from creative arts and craft activities, join us on 24 January for knitting classes, biscuit making and an art group. Aged 18+, no need to book.

Clarendon Recovery College, Clarendon Road, Haringey, London, N8 0DJ.


Mindful Colouring - 26 January, 11.30am to 1pm.

Clarendon brings together mindfulness and colouring for adults to relax the body and still the mind. All resources are provided including colouring books to take away. Pop along, no need to book.

Clarendon Recovery College, Clarendon Road, Haringey, London, N8 0DJ.


Building Resilience in Parents and Carers - online: Thursday 26 January, 7pm.

Join us for a free webinar focusing on how parents and carers can successfully adapt to challenging life situations, and deal with their own stress and anxiety - while navigating their families through difficult times.

Building Resilience in Parents and Carers - register online (external link)


Over 50s Art Classes - free!

These classes offer lots of opportunities to get creative, learn new skills and meet new friends. You don't have to be arty to take part as Pauline and Christina will guide you with their expertise and knowledge.

To book email naomi.ellynn@haringey.gov.uk or call 07794 257 914.

  • Monday 23 January, 10am-12 noon: Palace Gates, 45-94 Braemer, Avenue, N22 7BY
  • Thursday 26 January, 10am-12 noon: Cranley Dene Court, Muswell Hill Road, N10 3JH
  • Friday 27 January, 2pm-4pm: Sophia House, 19 Antil Road, N15 4AQ

Over 50s Wellbeing Workshops - free!

Meet our therapists, health professionals and well-being coaches and engage in a range of activities. We will teach you new skills to help you cope with stress, anxiety and high or low moods.

To book email naomi.ellynn@haringey.gov.uk or call 07794 257 914.

  • Wednesday 25 January, 11am-1.30pm: Latimer House, 2-32 Latimer Road, N15 6NW
  • Friday 27 January, 11am-2pm: Bedale House, 23 Boyton Road, N8 7AZ

Over 50s Physical activities - free!

Shake off those winter blues and step into a gentle workout session to help make a good start to the New Year.

To book email naomi.ellynn@haringey.gov.uk or call 07794 257 914.

  • Monday 23 January, 2pm-3pm - Chair Exercise: 19 Antil Road, N15 4AQ
  • Wednesday 25 January, 10am-11am - Light Reggaectivity: Coombes House, Bromley Road, N17 0AR
  • Thursday 26 January, 12.30pm-1.30pm - Stretch and Tone: Latimer House, 2-32 Latimer Road, N15 6NW

Over 50s Walk and Talks - free!

For those looking for more confidence with walking. Led by professional walk leaders, who can support with managing pain. All abilities and mobilities welcome, whatever your pace.

To book email naomi.ellynn@haringey.gov.uk or call 07794 257 914.

  • Monday 23 January, 11am-12 noon: Bedale House, 23 Boyton Road, N8 7AZ
  • Wednesday 25 January, 11am-12 noon: Hildene Court, 11 Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DD
  • Wednesday 25 January, 2pm-3pm: Alfred Findley House, Meads Road, N22 6SJ

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On Great Mental Health Day - 27 January 2023

Parent health Fete - 9.30am to 2pm.

Join us for a festival of activities, family fun and parenting support. Activities include exercise classes, health stalls, information sessions, refreshments and creche facilities.

All welcome - no booking required.

Tottenham Sports Centre, Main Hall, 701-703 High Road, Tottenham N17 8AD.


Warm Welcome spaces - all day

Our Social Prescribers are hosting Warm Welcome spaces across the borough.

A ‘pay it forward’ initiative and ‘kindness wall’ at these locations mean you can donate things beyond money and food. This could be a conversation, or an offer to go for a walk - anything!

No booking required - pop in anytime!


Poetry and mental wellbeing - 10am to 2pm.

Feed your soul with poetry and keep your body in tune with a health check. To book a health check, email info@tcca.org or call 0208 826 1080

Turkish Cypriot Community Association, 628-630 Green Lanes, Harringay N8 0SD.


Wellbeing afternoon at Mind in Haringey - 12.30pm to 4pm.

Wellbeing activities include but are not limited to a kindness Workshop, Sit and Stretch session and Lunch. We’d love to see you there!

To book, email yinka.inniss-charles@mih.org.uk

73C Stapleton Hall Road, Stroud Green N4 3QF.


Craft Afternoon - 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

A craft day with resources provided complemented by lived experience and ‘Jargon Busters’ presentations which seek to make mental health more accessible and inclusive.

Chestnuts Community Centre, 280 St Ann's Road, N15 5BN.


Presentation: How Loneliness and Social Isolation affects our Mental Health - 1.30pm to 3pm.

Ground Floor Lounge room, Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, N22 6XD.


Online events - 27 January 2023

Can’t join us in person - not to worry! We have some amazing online activities - check them out below.

Radical selfcare workshop - 1pm to 2pm

A virtual event to take a pause, and explore what Radical Caring means to us.

Register via Eventbrite to join and find out more (external link)


Ikebana Workshop - 2pm and 4pm (1 hour)

A relaxed, hands-on workshop using the power of nature to boost your mood through the art of Ikebana.

Book your place and find out more (external link)


Good Thinking’s guide to looking out for those around you in tough times - 11am to 11.45am.

Good Thinking are launching short guides for Great Mental Health Day 2023 on looking out for those around you, and supporting those who may be struggling with their mental health.

The Team is running a webinar to talk through three simple steps to help you support others.

Register for these online sessions via Eventbrite (external link)


Great Mental Health Day is facilitated for Londoners, by Londoners. Anyone can get involved and you can celebrate Great Mental Health Day in whatever way you like - it is entirely up to you (just don’t forget to tell us about it!).

If you are planning your own event, activity or want to share and highlight a resource or initiative to mark Great Mental Health Day 2023, let us know and we’ll add it to the calendar of events.

Get in touch: publichealth@haringey.gov.uk.

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Page last updated:

January 25, 2023