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Thrive in the City comes to City Hall

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Thrive in the City are passionate about creating a safe, creative, inspiring and physical space for workers and residents in the City of London. Outside of the normal working environment, the space will enable people to be who they are, provide choice, create support networks and leave behind the stigma, hierarchy and pressures of everyday working life.

But before we do that we first need to know what City workers and residents want and what they need. ‘Thrive in the City’ is a programme of events celebrating Mental Health in the City on 27 November 2017 and is being curated in collaboration with Business in the Community, Business Healthy, Mind, Thrive LDN, Minds@Work, City Mental Health Alliance, Team London Bridge and the Dragon Café.

We believe that providing ‘choice’ is an important component to support our mental wellbeing. Our focus is specifically around creating ‘choice’ to both prevent mental ill-health and to offer choice in ways we can support our recovery. Over 60 practitioners and 20 venues have generously donated their time and space on the day for free to explore ways we can offer that ‘choice’ to support ourselves, our friends and our colleagues in the City with their mental wellbeing.

All we ask in return is for you to book onto a free ‘Thrive in the City’ session and give us feedback on the session you attended.


12.00 - 18.00 – #CompulsiveCharcoal - DONT NEED TO BOOK - JUST DROP IN

Liz Atkin is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and advocate based in London. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated her life for more than 20 years, but art has become her greatest tool for recovery. Liz reimagines the body-focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking into photographic artworks, charcoal drawings and performances. She’s known for her free #CompulsiveCharcoal drawings created on newspapers on public transport and gifted to passengers, she’s given away more than 15,000 drawings. She has exhibited in the UK, Australia, Singapore, USA and Japan. She has given public talks for TEDx, Wellcome Collection and at a range of conferences and health events around the world. Her artwork and advocacy has featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Metro, Huffington Post, Women’s Health USA, i Newspaper, Mashable, SELF Magazine, BBC World Service and more. www.lizatkin.com

12.00 – 18.00 Sports massage and remedial therapy - Caroline Scott & Kenny McKenzie, identify areas of tensions and treating those through sports massage, soft tissue release and muscle energy technique (unfortunately, this is not suitable during or 6 months of pregnancy or for acute injury).

12.00 – 18.00 Information stands – Information, leaflets and signposting stands for various Thrive in the City 2017 providers of mental wellbeing support in the City to raise awareness and promote different ways in which people can access support

12.00 – 13.00 StreetGym - John Alison (www.streetgym.com )

StreetGym® is run by John Allison. He served with the British Army for 24 years and is now a wellbeing consultant with Motion To Mind™. For the past five years, he's been helping city workers reduce levels of stress and fatigue, often using innovative forms of movement. StreetGym® is a time-efficient way to improve mental and physical health in the urban environment. Expect to run, jump, pull, push and crawl your way around London during this one-hour session. For more information see www.streetgym.com

12.00 – 18.00 Thrive LDN (www.thriveldn.co.uk) - DONT NEED TO BOOK - JUST DROP IN

Problem Solving Booths throughout the day, giving people the opportunity to have a conversation with those that they wouldn’t normally otherwise, and to recognise that it is not necessary to reach crisis point before asking for help.

12.00 - 18.00 - Colour and the Human Body. A standalone Creative Art station where people colour in how they feel across different parts of the human body - curated by Dr Tamara Russell. (www.drtamararussell.com/).

12.00 – 18.00 Output Arts - DONT NEED TO BOOK - JUST DROP IN Jonathan Hogg (www.outputarts.com) Release the Pressure workshop – capturing audio recordings of how people “release the pressure” when dealing with stress and pressure


12 - 2pm Abracademy - DONT NEED TO BOOK - JUST DROP IN. The Magic of Being – The power of presence, self-recognition and support acquired through magic. Join an interactive and fun magic workshop performed by magician, Rubens Filho

15.00 – 17.00 Mental Snapp PLEASE BOOK OR DROP IN ON THE DAY. Hannah Chamberlain (www.mentalsnapp.com). What makes good mental health management? An informal workshop around the practical exercise in checking in with yourself using the Mental Snapp private diary format.


4.30-6pm – Abracadem - DONT NEED TO BOOK - JUST DROP IN The Magic of Being – The power of presence, self-recognition and support acquired through magic. Join an interactive and fun magic workshop performed by magician, Rubens Filho

18.00 – 19.00 StreetGym - John Alison (www.streetgym.com )

StreetGym® is run by John Allison. He served with the British Army for 24 years and is now a wellbeing consultant with Motion To Mind™. For the past five years, he's been helping city workers reduce levels of stress and fatigue, often using innovative forms of movement. StreetGym® is a time-efficient way to improve mental and physical health in the urban environment. Expect to run, jump, pull, push and crawl your way around London during this one-hour session. For more information see www.streetgym.com

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