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Shedding the Light on Loneliness and Isolation Thetford

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Carnegie Room

Cage Lane

Thetford

IP24 2EA

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Join our first ever Shedding The Light event in Thetford, we have some of the most powerful speakers from our successful Lowestoft events joining us for this very special conference. Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome, we will hear stories of lived experience, have panel discussions, and hear questions and suggestions from the audience.

Our speakers will include:

Dan Biddle - survivor of the 7/7 terror attacks in London, who challenges us to think about the life-threatening impact of PTSD on the lives of people who have suffered from life changing events. His story is one of the most raw and powerful ever heard, it is also one of the most hopeful.

Ivan Humble - a Lowestoft man who ended up drawn to the EDL as a lonely single parent, he describes his journey from isolation, to anger, to radicalisation and how he went from trusted lieutenant of Tommy Robinson to anti-hate campaigner and speaker.

Josh Connolly - founder of #coaisathing and a renowned public speaker, will discuss his life as the child of an alcoholic and his own descent into addiction. He will also describe his recovery and his journey to inspiring others to understand the impact of addiction on children.

Katherine Gilmartin - a survivor of abuse and mental ill health, will discuss her battle with mental health issues and the work that she did to build a recovery, protect and raise her child and the difference that her passion for art has made on her life. Will also lead a creative session.

Nicky Murnin - one of the most powerful and thoughtful speakers on the science of loneliness and the power of the human mind. Describing the pysiological impact of stress and trauma on the brain, the human instinct for survival, and the way that this makes us react in our day to day lives.

Tod Sullivan - Lowestoft Mental Health Ambassador will host the event and discuss his own experience of loneliness and isolation, growing up the child of an alcoholic, and the fear of not getting the sausage sandwich you ordered!

There will also be a series of panel discussions and plenary sessions for people to choose from throughout the day.

This should be an inspiring day, join us.

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