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Ruby Wax to talk at this year's Mental Wealth Festival

Story added 27th Jul 2016


Join us this September for the ground-breaking event that returns to Covent Garden for a second year, with additional events at Parliament.

Speakers include Ruby Wax, Alastair Campbell, Hugh Grant and Toby Litt with more guests to be announced

The Mental Wealth Festival 2016 will take place at City Lit in Covent Garden from Wednesday 14 September to Thursday 15 September. The two day event looks at how mental health is perceived and celebrated in our communities and how our ‘mental wealth’ is affected by the arts, culture, the media, faith and politics. Additional invite-only events take place in Parliament on 13 September.

The festival will include talks and contributions by Ruby Wax, Alastair Campbell, Hugh Grant and Toby Litt, with more speakers to be announced. The festival also includes a number of workshops including drawing, painting and jewellery sessions as well as discussions on a variety of topics including reading for wellbeing, fatherhood and self-perception.

Highlights include:

- An hour with Ruby Wax
- Alastair Campbell talk
- Festival exhibition - discover artwork exploring mental health and wellbeing, and explore how Books Beyond Words picture stories help to explore and support people's mental wealth with an interactive visual display
- Mindfulness drawing / painting + jewellery: therapy through making workshops
- Interactive storytelling with Soundtracks
- Neuroscience inspired fashion
- An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Creative writing for wellbeing
- Emotions, identity and the self-fulfilling prophecy workshop
- Mind of business breakfast
- Reading for wellbeing workshop
- The Human Library
- Being Dad with Toby Litt
- 'How to Walk on Sunshine' workshop

...and much more!

>> Day tickets or festival passes are now available - find out more

>> Visit the Mental Wealth website

>> Browse our health and lifestyle courses