Mental Wealth Festival Saturday 12 October 2019

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City Lit

1-10 Keeley Street

Covent Garden

London

WC2B 4BA

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The 2019 Mental Wealth Festival

Monday 7 - Saturday 12 October 2019

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.

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.

Saturday 12 October at City Lit: Download Full Event Schedule Here

Join us at City Lit in Covent Garden for over 25 wellbeing and arts workshops, subjects include visual arts, performing arts, writing, wellbeing, humanities, deaf education and more.

Workshop Ticket Price: £5 each, Concession** Workshop Ticket Price: £3 each

10:30-11:30 Beyond Words Book Club

Experience a Beyond Words Book Club and explore the power of reading picture stories together.

10:30-11:30 Writing for Wellbeing Workshop

An interactive workshop with writer and psychotherapist Karen Dempsey, exploring the power of creative writing to heal. There will be an opportunity to share your writing with the group.

10:30-11:30 The Acting Room

An introduction to acting for anyone who has ever suffered from anxiety or depression, requires contact adjustments or wants to develop acting skills in a relaxed atmosphere with Tutor Dan Skili.

10:30-11:30 Walking Book Group - literature, nature and well-being

This 'walking book group' will offer an opportunity to explore literature, nature and well-being as part of a community of readers.

10:30-12:00 Drawing and mindfulness - the art of seeing

An opportunity to explore the relationship between mindfulness and drawing from objects gathered from the natural world, in terms of beauty, clarity of mind and appreciation of the world around us.

12:00-13:00 Beyond Words Book Club

Experience a Beyond Words Book Club and explore the power of reading picture stories together.

12:00-13:00 Self-Care and Staying Well Workshop

Self-care skills for a better work-life balance. Learn how to care better for yourself, sleep well,and live a happier healthier life.

12:00-13:00 Stress Busting Workshop

Re-discover your inner calm - try out some relaxation techniques to allow your mind and body to rest and re-energise.

13:30-14:30 Vedic Chanting

Vedic chanting as a means of concentration, meditation, improving mindfulness and memory.

13:30-14:30 To Set the Darkness Echoing: Art, Creativity & Mental Health

This session explores the relationship between creativity and mental health.

13:30-14:30 Communicate with Confidence

In this fun practical session, you will learn how to use body language and verbal delivery to enhance your impact and presence.

13:30-14:30 Writing back to Happiness

Reframing and renewing your life story through autobiographical writing

13:30-14:30 Philosophy & Mental Health: Odysseus’ Madness

This lively and discursive course will engage you in debate and philosophical reflection around questions of 'madness', using Odysseus' story to question how we perceive and understand mental health.

13:30-14:30 Maths for Mental Health

Why not have a go! Try out some problem-solving activities in a relaxed and friendly environment. YOU choose the problem. Have fun with it.

13:30-15:00 Drawing and mindfulness - the art of feeling

An opportunity to explore ways of expressing 'feeling' in drawing, taking inspiration from a variety of artists drawings.

15:00-16:00 Politics of Mental Health: Aristotle and the Good Life

n this session, City Lit's Ben Chwistek will explore some of the ways that Aristotle approached questions relating to politics and the good life.

15:00-16:00 BSL Taster

Learn some basic signs to communicate with deaf people effectively.

15:00-16:00 Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Learn how to use mindfulness techniques such as awareness of breath, body and thoughts to improve your practice, listen more effectively and deal with performance anxiety.

15:00-16:00 Everyone can Sing!

Explore singing for health and well-being, as well as vocal technique in this highly practical workshop.

15:00-16:00 Journalling for Wellbeing

This gentle taster session guides students through inspiring life writing prompts designed to improve overall well being and mindset.

15:00-16:00 RAD Mental Health Workshop

Learn more about mental health, why it is more prevalent in the deaf community, why it is important to look after your own mental health and referral methods. Open for all but specifically aimed at deaf people or BSL users. This session will be BSL-interpreted.

15:00-16:30 Film Screening: When I Stutter

When I Stutter is a deeply moving film in which the viewer is privileged to hear the personal stories of a range of adults who stammer/stutter.

15:00-16:30 Friendship Bracelet Making

Learn to make vibrant friendship bracelets with colourful cords, whether you used to make them or are complete beginners.

16:00-17:30 Drawing and mindfulness - the art of being

An opportunity to explore how mindfulness and collective drawing can lead to a more enriched experience of the present moment, connection to your self and others and a greater sense of well-being. Suitable for all levels of experience.

16:30-17:30 Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells to heal the body and mind

In this session, we will write our own magical spells, and perform them (with props - provided!) to heal ourselves or our loved ones.

16:30-17:30 Philosophy & Mental Health: Nostalgia & 'Aching for Home

This lively and discursive workshop explores the idea of 'nostalgia' as a particular kind of mental illness.

16:30-17:30 Stress Busting Workshop

Re-discover your inner calm - try out some relaxation techniques to allow your mind and body to rest and re-energise.

16:30-17:30 Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement

Learn how to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety and develop more self-awareness by re-educating the nervous system through mindful movements. The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic educational system. In this class you will be verbally guided through an awareness through movement lesson, which is based on learning through movement, sensing, thinking and imagining. The lesson will begin and end with a body scan so that you can compare any changes whether physical, emotional or mental. Loose comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear.

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

For further information on the Festival: 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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City Lit

1-10 Keeley Street

Covent Garden

London

WC2B 4BA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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