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The Wellcome Centre Open Space

Exeter University

Queen's Drive

Exeter

EX4 4QH

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An evening presentation and panel discussion exploring narratives of mental health for World Mental Health Day

About this Event

Mental health is a huge topic at universities across the country. Cultural representations of mental health issues such as self-injury affect the way we see these and the people who live with them, but how do these match up with real lived experience?

Time to Change is hosting an evening of testimonies, films and research regarding mental illness, followed by a chance to ask our panel questions about portrayals of mental health in a range of media and in their own experiences.

Whether you are exploring your own mental health, supporting someone else, or just want to know more – your voice and your story are welcome here.

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This event is open to everyone over 18.

A key theme for our panelists will be self-injury, so we hope to offer a safe space for people to with personal experience, whilst also being open to people with experience of other mental health issues, or people who just want to come and learn more.

Please note that this is a one-off event focusing on narratives and cultural representations, not intended as any form of ongoing therapy or support. This can be an emotive topic, and we would encourage everyone coming to think about how they might look after themselves during and after the group.

Who are Time to Change?

We are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.

Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know.

But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 adults 1 in 8 young people aged 5-19 will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.

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The Wellcome Centre Open Space

Exeter University

Queen's Drive

Exeter

EX4 4QH

United Kingdom

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