The 2017 Mental Wealth Festival – organised by City Lit and Beyond Words – is a three-day festival of talks, debates, seminars and mindfulness, with a broad programme, celebrating many aspects of life that contribute to people’s mental wellbeing.
This year the festival takes place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September at City Lit in Covent Garden and The National Gallery, with events in Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 12 September.
From politicians to health sector innovators; mental health campaigners to business leaders; famous arts institutions to leading charities, this year the Mental Wealth Festival proves to be as informative, challenging and inspiring as previous years.
The festival will explore the ‘human face of wellbeing’, moving beyond mental health statistics and policies to encounter real stories, discovering how we can achieve and celebrate mental wealth.
This year’s festival ambassadors are award-winning mental health advocates and campaigners Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn. They will share their personal stories and experiences on both 13 and 14 September in different sessions including a panel discussion on suicide and prevention. Other contributors include Bupa, The National Gallery, Rethink Mental Illness, MQ: Transforming mental health, Sir Vince Cable, Mandy Stevens, Rachel Kelly, Ed Balls, Hope Virgo, Leah Milner, Mental Movement Magazine, and many others…
Book your festival pass today: http://www.mentalwealthfestival.co.uk/tickets
‘We are proud to be part of the Mental Wealth Festival organised by City Lit and Beyond Words. The Festival provides an open forum for debate and discussion and allows people to speak freely about their own experiences of mental health and wellbeing’.
Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn
‘The mental world festival is growing from strength to strength- the idea of mental wealth catches everyone’s imagination! It needs no explanation, and is something we all want more of, regardless of our social circumstances, personal experience or professional interest.’
Baroness Sheila Hollins (Chair and Founder of Beyond Words)
If you are around on Thursday 12th Sept at 2pm, why not head down to the National Gallery for a special event with Ed Balls? Discussing his life, career and journey surrounding his stammer – Ed will discuss the importance of staying mentally well. Tickets are limited so be sure to book them in advance. If you fancy this event, you can book tickets here. Tickets for this event cost £25 and include a copy (you will have the opportunity to have signed) of Ed’s latest book, ‘Speaking Out’.