Thrive 2020 by The Dandelion Project
Saturday, 17 October 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)
We are inviting you to attend a groundbreaking mental health conference set up by the Dandelion Project (www.dandelion.gg). We see turning the tide on the Western mental health epidemic as one of the single biggest challenges in the world and one which Guernsey can make a real contribution to.
We aim to make Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020. This includes the very best approach to mental health in the world. We want to think creatively together about novel treatments, prevention, and societal change for better health.
We have invited speakers at the cutting edge of science/health/spirituality/nutrition/education. These include: Professor David Nutt (rational approaches to drug regulation, and founder of DrugScience.com), Dr Ben Sessa (psychedelics as psychiatric treatment), Dr Amy Romijn (researcher, MooDFood project), Erica Brodnock (Karizma Kidz) and Dr James V Hardt from the Biocybernaut institute. We will also be showcasing some of the best local projects. The latest speaker lineup can be found at http://www.thrive2020.org
Our conference is planned for Saturday 17th October - coinciding with Guernsey's Mental health week.
This conference is open to anyone who wants help to make Guernsey a better place no matter what age you are, where you work or what you know. Mental Health impacts every one of us and we must all get involved in being part of the solution.
The first wish of every parent is for their children to be happy and healthy. We need to build a society that delivers on that primary wish. Please take part in this event and become part of the solution.
This event is a not for profit event.
For more information check out our website at www.thrive2020.org
When & Where
The Dandelion Foundation
The underlying motivation behind The Dandelion Foundation is to bring the community together to help create a better place for us all to live.
Every islander already has the potential to offer our community something to help our community to move forward in some way. The Dandelion Foundation aims to release that potential.
The world is changing every day. Making a big difference at our community level no longer requires the resources that only government is capable of delivering. The capability of small groups of people to make a real difference is already here and that provides us with a fantastic opportunity.
There has never been a better time for a community like Guernsey to unite to inspire bold action. Guernsey is both a town and a country. It is the perfect societal model to come together to try out new ideas for the benefit of the local population.
It is early days in terms of the project. At the moment it is very much about the bringing together of a large group of islanders that believe that we are capable of something more.