Mental Wealth Festival 2020
The Mental Wealth Festival 2020 took place in an online format from 5 – 10 October, coinciding with World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for this year was Recovery and we offered inspiring discussions, debates and interactive workshops focusing on the journey of recovery, resilience, and healing, sharing tools and strategies to support this. In collaboration with our partners we highlighted the importance of community and support networks in this process.
The Mental Wealth Festival 2020 was produced by City Lit in partnership with our friends at Beyond Words, The National Gallery, The British Museum, Head Talks, Thrive London, Deafinitely Theatre, RAD, Brixton Finishing School and Mad World. The festival provided a forum for informative, challenging and inspiring discussions and workshops exploring mental health issues.
Our Partners 2020
Beyond Words provides books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, our products empower people through pictures.
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. Over 6 million visitors every year experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
Founded in 1824, The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world, with over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 with works by artists including Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Turner.
The objective with the Mad World Summit is to shift the conversation about mental health in the workplace up a gear; accelerating the shift from stigma to solutions. By focusing on fresh thinking, drawing in those that have not yet been reached, as well as those that are looking for ways to build on and bolster their commitment to employee mental health, wellbeing and workplace culture.
Head Talks aims to provide you with knowledge, inspiration and a sense of community so you can create your own toolbox to fix and maintain mental health. We are all unique and find our inspiration and sense of wellbeing from many different sources.
Bethlem Hospital's aim is to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing – locally, nationally and globally. There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness.
Deafinitely Theatre are the first deaf launched and deaf led professional theatre company in the uk producing quality bilingual theatre in british sign language and spoken english.
Founded in 1841, the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) provides services to Deaf people in their first language, usually British Sign Language (BSL) and supports mainstream providers to be more accessible to Deaf people.
Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. It is supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board partners.