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- Authenticity Beyond AppearanceCourse start date: Mon 9 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin us for an inspiring evening, hearing from experts who will discuss how society's obsession with appearance, is having a catastrophic impact on mental health and how there is a collective responsibility to conquer eating disorders.
Panellists include: Dr Ally Jaffee (Multi-Award wining NHS Junior Doctor), Dr Chukwuemeka (London-based specialty doctor in eating disorders) James Downs (passionate advocate of mental wellness and is very open about his lived experience of disordered eating).and head of charity projects at The Bridge; Katrina Rawson-Mackenzie.
This event has been curated by The Bridge, a charity which supports the health and wellbeing of women.
- Zine-making Workshop with The BridgeCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetReflect, create and connect! Our zine making workshop is a space to creatively explore your relationship with health and wellbeing. You’ll create your own zine with space for discussion around your experiences and journeys with health and wellbeing. Open to all – no zine making experience necessary.
Join The Bridge for their zine-making workshop at City Lit!
- Embracing Midlife: An in-depth conversationCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetWe have been fed the message that midlife can be a rough and difficult time! However… it can also be the absolute OPPOSITE: A time to break free and thrive. This in-depth conversation openly examines difficult topics and provides REAL science-backed, feel-good solutions to help empower you on your journey.
Whether you’re experiencing symptoms yourself, want to support co-workers or family, or simply want to learn how to biohack your way to looking and feeling amazing, please join us for what promises to be an incredible and enlightening conversation with Stefanie Daniels, a Menopause Coach who provides personalised support to employees in the workplace.
- Men's Mental Health: Connection & Creativity Panel DiscussionCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: OnlineJoin an expert panel of speakers and mental health campaigners as they discuss men's mental health in contemporary society, the possible factors that impact men's wellbeing, and explore the ways in which authentic social connection and creative activity can support psychological health and healing. This panel discussion will take place via Zoom Webinar.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Being bi-polar in a Deaf worldCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetRichard D France presents his unique take of being bipolar in a Deaf world with poetry, songs, and philosophical thoughts. Using humour and alternative perspectives on mental health, Richard delivers a unique insight in surviving bipolar and the journey his bipolarity has taken him on. Presented in his communication blend of BSL, SSE and voice. There will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the show. Due to suicide references, this event is only suitable for those aged 16+. This event is in-person only.
- In Conversation with Clarke and Carrie CarlisleCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin us for an in conversation with Clarke and Carrie Carlisle. Former professional footballer Clarke Carlisle understands, from painful personal experience, just how important it is to look after your mental health. In this talk, Clarke and Carrie will talk about their personal experiences on mental health, suicide, and relationships. This event will be followed by a drinks reception in the City Lit Gallery & Exhibition Space.
- Beyond Words: Book ClubCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin our panellists for a live Beyond Words book club, exploring what visual literacy is and how pictures can provoke sharing, stories and feelings. While our panel goes through a word-free picture book, our audience will be encouraged to watch and share their own insights, emotions and stories. This event is part of the Mental Wealth Festival.
- The Super Helper Syndrome: A survival guide for compassionate peopleCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin psychologist, coach and author Jess Baker for a talk about her latest book, The Super Helper Syndrome: A survival guide for compassionate people. It’s a state you can find yourself in when you help others even to the detriment of your own wellbeing.
- Out of Mind: Art & Wellbeing Panel DiscussionCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin artists, makers and performers at the opening reception for the Mental Wealth Festival exhibition 'Out of Mind' as they discuss their creative practice, and explore the ways in which art and creative activity resonate with mental health and support psychological wellbeing.
- Reading Friends: Connect through readingCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetReading Friends is The Reading Agency’s social reading and befriending programme. Reading Friends chat, share stories and have fun. Come along and listen to extracts from different Quick Reads stories and have a chat. It’s all about connecting with other people – you don’t have to read anything in advance.
- Harmonising the Mind – exploring the powerful connection of music and mental healthCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetJoin us for an interactive talk with mental health campaigner Rob Stephenson as part of this year’s Mental Wealth Festival. Rob will be exploring the powerful connection of music and mental health.
- Touching the Surface: Ceramics, Creative Communities & Mental Health - Artist Talk & Panel DiscussionCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteJoin ceramic artist and trustee of the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at Bethlem, Keith Clapson for a symposium exploring the relationship between ceramics, creativity and community in supporting mental health, wellbeing and recovery. This artist talk and panel discussion runs in conjunction with Clapson's solo exhibition 'Touching the Surface' at Bethlem Gallery, which runs from 20th September to 18th November.
- Shinrin-Yoku: Nature Therapy Workshop at BethlemCourse start date: Fri 13 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteJoin complementary therapist and wellbeing educator Hilary Lyons for a nature therapy workshop in the beautiful grounds of Bethlem Hospital, Beckenham, London. Drawing on the art of the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, forest bathing has been shown to improve physical and mental health, reduce stress levels and boost the immune system. This workshop runs as part of The Mental Wealth Festival, and starts off a day of talks and activities hosted by Bethlem Gallery and The Guts Café at Bethlem Hospital.
- Healing ConnectionsCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetIntegrative therapist Naila Dunleavy will offer a space that will be used to nurture, hold, share, celebrate and make connections. Holding in mind the framework of ‘Healing Justice’, you will reflect on your stories, what may have caused ruptures in your family and wider society in the present and over generations and hopefully begin to repair any fragmented connections.
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