Mental Wealth Festival 13 September 2017 (Day 1)

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City Lit

1-10 Keeley Street



United Kingdom

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The Mental Wealth Festival is a three-day festival of talks, debates, seminars and mindfulness, celebrating many aspects of life that contribute to people’s mental wellbeing. This year the festival is taking place in venues at City Lit in Covent Garden (13-14 September) and the Houses of Parliament (12 September; invitation-only). We will explore the “human face of wellbeing”, moving beyond mental health statistics and policies and to encounter real stories, discovering how we can achieve and celebrate mental wealth.

Contributor’s include mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn, Mandy Stevens, Rachel Kelly, MentalMovement, Rethink Mental Illness and many others. In partnership with the National Gallery there will be sessions at the gallery, including mindfulness with paintings and accessible opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Please make sure you have purchased your day/festival ticket first before booking your individual sessions here on Eventbrite. You will need to quote your order number when booking the sessions. Please do not book clashing sessions as you will not be able to attend them all and this will limit the space for others.

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For the full list of events please download the event schedule here.

Wednesday 13 September

08:00 10:00 Bupa Business Breakfast - Invitation only

10:00 12:00 The Art of 'Seeing' - Drawing and Mindfulness Workshop

10:30 11:30 The Paula Principle: How and Why Women Work Below their Level of Competence

10:30 11:30 Depression and Anxiety: Understanding Your Body’s Dashboard

10:30 11:30 Assume Nothing: The Complexities of Life with Wildly Varying Skills

10:30 12:30 Hand Stitching Workshop

10:30 12:30 Let’s Talk About Mental Health – an introduction to Books Beyond Words to support mental health

10:45 11:30 Mental Wealth Trialogues

11:00 12:15 Mental Wealth Discovery Walk

11:00 12:30 Exploring Transpersonal Modes of Addressing Body Image Struggles

11:00 12:00 Gong Bath

12:00 12:45 The Importance of Pets in the Self-Management of Mental Health Conditions

12:00 13:00 Mandy Stevens

12:00 13:00 Karen Dempsey

12:00 13:00 Mental Health Awareness Taster Session: How to Stress Less with Rethink Mental Illness

12:00 13:30 Smart Brains Work Best - Brain Training

13:00 15:00 The Mindset Triangle

13:30 14:30 Money and Mental Health

13:30 14:30 Dying, Death and Modern Medicine - How the Nation's Anxiety Stops Us Talking

13:30 14:30 Natalie, Sleep Expert Coach & The Geneva Sleep Lab present ‘S L E E P 2.0 for Mental Wealth’

13:30 14:50 What is Stress?

13:30 15:30 The Art of 'Feeling' - Drawing, Music and Mindfulness Workshop

14:30 17:30 Hand Stitching Workshop - One Stitch at a Time

15:00 16:00 The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food with Rachel Kelly with book signing

15:00 16:00 Tai Chi and Qigong

15:00 16:30 Relax with Paintings at the National Gallery

15:00 16:00 The Recovery Letters

15:15 16:15 Anxiety and Panic Attacks with Mandy Stevens

16:00 18:00 The Art of 'Being' - Drawing, the Imagination and Mindfulness Workshop

16:00 17:15 A Picture of Health at the National Gallery

16:30 17:30 Art and the Comminication of Art and Mental Health

16:30 17:30 Panel Discussion on Suicide and Prevention

16:30 17:30 CalmerRama Wellbeing Elite Sport & The Next Generation Team GB Mindcoach Skills for Everyone

16:30 17:30 Mental Health Awareness Taster Session: How to Stress Less with Rethink Mental Illness

16:45 17:45 Compassion Workshop

17:00 18:00 Stand Tall Little Girl

18:00 19:00 Digital Detox: Disconnect to Reconnect - Head Talks Panel Discussion

18:30 19:30 City Lit Foundation Diploma Art Private View: with refreshments

19:00 19:45 Mental Wealth Festival Reception with refreshments and music from Kings Place Choir

19:30 20:30 City Lit Foundation Diploma Art Auction in aid of Mental Health Charity MayTree

19:45 21:45 Festival Night Celebration - Music Performances including London-based singer/songwriter Douglas Dare

Visit the Wellbeing stand in the ground floor foyer to sign up on the day for Indian Head Massage, Clarity Coaching sessions, Reiki, Massage Magic, Meditation and much more throughout the festival!


City Lit

1-10 Keeley Street



United Kingdom

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