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Mental Wealth Festival

Mental Wealth Festival 5-10 October 2020Mental Wealth Festival 5-10 October 2020


This year’s Mental Wealth Festival will take place from 10 – 15 October 2021 to incorporate with World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October.  The focus will be ‘adapting to change’, exploring how we have managed, coped and adapted in a period of extraordinary change and uncertainty, and the impact this has had on our mental health and wellbeing.  We will reflect but also focus on the future and how the arts, education, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ability to adapt and change and have a positive impact on our ‘mental wealth’. 

The week will offer inspiring discussions, debates and interactive workshops hosted by City Lit and in collaboration with our partners.  If you would like to take part in this year’s Festival please get in touch.

More information will be revealed soon. 

Check out our previous festivals > 

Watch back last year's online panel discussions >


Images of speakers and attendees at 2019 City Lit Mental Wealth FestivalImages of speakers and attendees at 2019 City Lit Mental Wealth Festival

Your feedback

At the Mental Wealth Festival 2019 we asked our visitors;
What one thing will you take away from your session at the Mental Wealth Festival 2019? 

  • The importance of there being peer support and and fact there is a shortage of BAME counsellors and what I can do about mental health.
  • To do more meditation, thoughtfulness and being open.
  • As a therapist I will create more workshops for men, talking therapies at local community centres
  • Sandra Kerr's contribution to the BAME panel discussion and seeing a black woman influencing at that level
  • Awareness and to hear the panel speak so authentically. Beautiful.
  • Virtuous circle instead of vicious circle
  • Openness and vulnerability
  • Better able to support BAME people in my network after this event
  • Allowing my inner child to come out
  • I want to do more sessions on mindfulness and art
  • Good to see that people value people with a mental health problem
  • Wrote one sentence in a daily journal- very doable
  • Slowing down and noticing trees
  • Insightful and interesting, I learnt a lot and it was a very supportive group where I felt comfortable to ask questions
  • Sharing fears with others is good
  • Very helpful to see what it is I am doing and how to change it. I feel positive and very well
  • Breathing techniques for confidence

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on the event and tips for future festivals.