Mental Wealth Festival 11 September 2018 (Day 2)

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The Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square



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The 2018 Mental Wealth Festival

Join us for this year's Mental Wealth Festival - a festival of talks, debates, seminars and mindfulness organised by City Lit and Beyond Words. In its fourth year, the Mental Wealth Festival highlights how mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life. The event celebrates and promotes activities, projects, ideas, tools and approaches that restore, support and enhance mental wealth. This years festival spans two days, Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September with venues including City Lit, Houses of Parliament (invite-only event) and The National Gallery.

Please noteAll session places will need to be pre-booked in advance and you will receive a link in your confirmation email once you have purchased your day ticket here. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Day Ticket Price: £10

Concession** Day Ticket Price: £5

To book a day ticket for Monday 10 September click here.

Please let us know on the below email if you have any specific support needs at least three weeks in advance of the event, we appreciate your help in planning. If you require a carer pass free of charge please get in touch. For more information please contact the City Lit events team at

Tuesday 11 September (National Gallery) Programme: Download the Event Schedule

To book onto any of the below sessions you must purchase a day ticket here first. You will then receive a link to book the individual sessions.

10:30-11:30 How to Live Life to the Full

10:30-11:30 Writing back to Happiness - SESSION SOLD OUT

10:30-12:00 Hand Embroidery Workshop - SESSION SOLD OUT

12:00-13:00 In Conversation with Jonny Benjamin MBE and his Dad Michael

12:00-13:00 How to Master the Art of Achieving without Trying - SESSION SOLD OUT

12:00-13:00 My Kids and Social Media. What Next?

12:00-13:00 The Healing Voice -Liberation Through the Ecstasy of Chant - SESSION SOLD OUT

12:00-13:00 The 1880s and 90s in France: what we can learn about ourselves and others from exploring some paintings of that era - SESSION SOLD OUT

12:00-13:30 Mindfulness and drawing - the art of feeling - SESSION SOLD OUT

13:30-14:30 Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence with MQ: Transforming Mental Health - SESSION SOLD OUT

13:30-14:30 Developing Communities for People with Learning Disabilities - SESSION SOLD OUT

13:30-14:30 Eye Spy: A Visual Journey through the Gallery - SESSION SOLD OUT

13:30-14:30 Arts, Health and Wellbeing for Future Generations

13:30-14:30 Getting Inside the Mind of an Anorexic

13:30-14:30 What can we learn about how to overcome mental health from The Fighting Temeraire

14:00-15:00 Talk and Draw - SESSION SOLD OUT

14:00-15:00 Book Beyond Words Book Clubs

15:00-16:00 Creating Mental Wealth in Children and Young People

15:00-16:00 With the End in Mind

15:00-16:00 Recovery Box Workshop

15:00-16:00 Best Beginnings Workshop

15:00-16:00 Writing a Haiku - SESSION SOLD OUT

15:00-16:00 The Benefits of Going Dutch - SESSION SOLD OUT

15:00-16:00 Tai Chi - SESSION SOLD OUT

16:30-17:30 Taking Action for Happiness - How to create your own happiness group

16:30-17:30 Imagination, Emotions and Identity - SESSION SOLD OUT

16:30-17:30 Engagement for Living - SESSION SOLD OUT

16:30-17:30 Death as an Educator - SESSION SOLD OUT

16:30-17:30 Into the Fold - SESSION SOLD OUT

16:30-17:30 When Life Gives you Lemons

18:30-20:00 In Conversation with Grayson Perry - Please click here to purchase a ticket for this event (separate ticket required- not included in day ticket price).

**Concession for those who are unemployed or low wage

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United Kingdom

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