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Diversity Festival 2019 Launch: Reach for the Stars

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Part 1 - Reach for the Stars with Juliette Burton

About the event: Juliette Burton is an award-winning comedian and writer as well as an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness.

Juliette has a lifelong history of mental health problems. She was diagnosed with OCD, acute anxiety, manic depression, bipolar, anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating disorder. She has experienced psychosis and agoraphobia as well as social anxiety disorder. She was an inpatient in mental hospitals/clinics 4 times, and sectioned under the mental health act aged 17.

Still in therapy, Juliette now blogs for Time to Change, MindFull, ReThink Mental Illness and Mind and has worked with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces and body dysmorphic disorder charity B.O.D.Y.

Who is it for: While every event in the programme is open to all staff, students and visitors, this event really is for everyone! The launch of each Diversity Festival is a great opportunity for all members of the University to come together, hear about a really important topic and enjoy a great speaker.

What you will gain from attending: Juliette talks confidently on the subject of mental health, using her experiences and strength to offer hope to staff, students and visitors at the University of Chester to launch the 2019 Diversity Festival.

Part 2: #DontFilterFeelings with Laura Halligan

About the event: Hollyoaks’ #DontFilterFeelings was the continuing drama's online campaign to promote mental health awareness and education using Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Facebook Messenger and Facebook Live. Working closely with charities MIND, Samaritans and Beat, the #DontFilterFeelings hashtag was a play on the frequent use of filters across social media to mask how someone is really feeling. Hollyoaks’ Laura Halligan will talk about the campaign, discuss the impact of media on mental health and how Hollyoaks decided to take this proactive approach.

Who is it for: While every event in the programme is open to all staff, students and visitors, this event really is for everyone! The launch of each Diversity Festival is a great opportunity for all members of the University to come together, hear about a really important topic and enjoy a great speaker.

What you will gain from attending: An understanding of how social media campaigns can promote mental health awareness and education for young people.

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