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Young People share their lived experience of lockdown


Young Londoners were at the forefront of a roundtable hosted by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and chaired by Deputy Mayor, Joanne McCartney, to mark Good Thinking’s new expanded digital platform to provide young people aged 13-18 with access to free resources and new NHS approved apps to improve mental well-being and emotional resilience.

The expansion of Good Thinking continues the Mayor’s drive to help and support children and young people on improving the mental health and wellbeing of all young Londoners. As part of this campaign, Good Thinking – an NHS approved online mental wellbeing service – also launched a number of apps to ensure that young people are getting the emotional support they need.  This is a timely initiative to help empower young people to take control of their wellbeing and to raise awareness of mental health support available.

Organised by Good Thinking, Partnership for Young London, and City Hall, the virtual roundtable was designed to support young people to openly discuss key issues and challenges that impacted their lives over the last year.

The event follows an in-depth online listening project run by Partnership for Young London on a simple premise – how are young people coping with COVID-19?


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