The Mental Wealth Festival 2016 is a ground-breaking event that highlights the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our “mental wealth”. Speakers include Ruby Wax, Alistair Campbell, Hugh Grant, Paul Dolan and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.
The Festival has several events in Parliament on Tuesday 13 September, with the main festival at City Lit in Covent Garden from Wednesday 14 September to Thursday 15 September. The three-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.
The festival will include talks and contributions by comedian and mental wellbeing activist Ruby Wax, film star and campaigner Hugh Grant, writer and communicator Alastair Campbell and authors Paul Dolan and Toby Litt.
Other sessions include Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who will join other faith leaders to reflect on spirituality and wellbeing, ‘Mental Health and Homelessness’ with Lord John Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue and ‘Mind your own Business’ exploring the workplace and mental wellbeing. A host of other events on focusing on the arts, young people and people with learning disabilities, plus discussions on money, fatherhood and self-perception add up to nearly 50 individual events, with more added daily.
Please book by requesting tickets (day or festival pass). Some events, including the events in parliament, will require an invitation. All day and festival pass holders will be emailed in advance of the festival and given the opportunity to request invitations. BSL interpreters will be available for the keynote speakers on 14th and 15th September.
The dates for the 2016 Festival are 14th to the 15th September in and around City Lit and Covent Garden, with events in Parliament on 13th September.
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