It's Our Minds Our Future - Spoken Word Evening

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LS6 Cafe

16 Headingley Lane

Leeds

LS6 2AS

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This Event has been organised by young people to raise awareness of the 'Our Minds Our Future Campaign' which is a National Youth-led Campaign Co-Ordinated by Youth Access.

The Campaign recognises that there is huge disparity between young people’s (16-25) 'needs' and 'access' when it comes to their mental health, so it is only fitting that we host the event on World Mental Health Day (10th October)!

'We' recognise that the current mental health system does not only let young people down, but also fails to respect, and will often breach, our human right to mental health.

So now, ‘we’ are calling on politicians, commissioners, and service providers to take a 'rights-based approach' to mental health and are asking for;

  1. Age-appropriate care as we make the move into adulthood – not just services for children or older adults

  2. Early identification and support – not long waiting lists or only getting help at crisis point

  3. Support we can access in our communities – places we feel comfortable, not just in schools and hospitals

  4. Clear options and decisions we understand – not just being told what we can and can’t access

  5. A seat at the table in decisions about our own care as well as what the system looks like.

To achieve this, we need YOUR support.

So whether you are interested in being a part of the movement, appreciate spoken word poetry, or are simply looking for something to do in Leeds, we invite YOU to our Spoken Word Open Mic evening where performers will talk about their own experience of the mental health system, or that of others in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Join us at the LS6 Cafe, from 7pm for an evening of powerful words, stories, and to learn more about the Campaign and how YOU could get involved locally.


SPECIAL GUESTS;

BETHANY ROSE, LAURENCE O'REILLY, SHARENA LEE SATTI

*** OPEN MIC SLOTS TO BE RESERVED *** contact ourmindsleeds@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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