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Mental Wealth Festival Friday 11 October 2019

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The National Gallery

The Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Trafalgar Square

London

WC2N 5DN

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The 2019 Mental Wealth Festival

The fifth edition of the Mental Wealth Festival returns this October 2019 to coincide with World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10th October 2019). This year we focus on relationships, family, friendship and the importance of community and support networks.

The Festival provides a forum for informative, challenging and inspiring discussions and workshops exploring mental health issues and takes places across different venues in London. The Mental Wealth Festival is produced by City Lit in partnership with our friends at Beyond Words, The National Gallery, The British Museum and Mad World.

When booking, please let us know on the below email if you have any specific support needs at least two weeks in advance of the event, we appreciate your help in planning. Access: Visitors who require assistance may bring a companion free of charge. To enquire about a free companion ticket please email mentalwealthfestival@citylit.ac.uk. There are limited companion tickets available.

Friday 11 October at The National Gallery

Join two panel discussions at the National Gallery, with topics on BAME communities & mental health and men's mental health. These events will both be BSL-interpreted.

Ticket Price: £8 each, Concession** Ticket Price: £6 each

11:00-12:30 A personal view of BAME Mental Health

Join us for a panel discussion exploring varying perspectives and experiences on the subject of BAME Mental Health.

13:00-14:30 'No Man is an Island' - A panel discussion on men's mental health

Toxic masculinity instills a false idea that men don't share or even have feelings. Fears around homo social intimacy, common phrases like “man up”, absent fathers and a lack of intergenerational male relationships all contribute to ways in which men can be isolated and lonely - islands. Hosted by City Lit, an outstanding panel of experts will discuss ways in which men can overcome disconnection and foster authentic connection. The key themes covered will include: using social media as a tool for authentic sharing of feelings; men's groups; authentic friendships; “checking in”; and the power of sharing vulnerability.

Panelists include: Mark Malcomson Principal and CEO, City Lit (Chair); Mark Rice-Oxley,Guardian Journalist and Author of Underneath the Lemon Tree, The Guardian; Matt Johnson, Host of Naked, Professor Podcast and MIND ambassador; Ian Tucknott, Head of School of Humanities, City Lit; Tommy Danquah, Co-host of Man Up Uk podcast. This event will be BSL-interpreted.

**Concessionary tickets are available to students, visitors over 60, visitors on benefits/low waged or those who are disabled.

For more information on the Mental Wealth Festival please visit: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/mwf

For more information on City Lit's forthcoming events please visit: www.citylit.ac.uk/events

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The National Gallery

The Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Trafalgar Square

London

WC2N 5DN

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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