Mental Health Awareness Week: Stand Up4 Mental Health Event Recap16 min read
The afternoon was filled with interactive workshops and talks, creative storytelling, and performances. Mental health topics without simple answers were meaningfully addressed.
Loved ones going through difficult times were honoured.
Mental health journeys were shared.
Everyone left feeling we are not alone.
A Conversation On Toxic Social Trends
From Brexit to climate change to knife crime, crisis has become constant, putting our own inner peace and mental health in jeopardy. Char Bailey of Know Hope UK & UK Black Pride and Nicolette Wilson-Clarke of Embodied Entrepreneur led the crowd in a timely conversation on toxic social trends.
Tale Padre (Like Father) Short Film
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, causing them to swing from one extreme to another. Like Father is a short fim that explores the illness through the eyes of the Grifó family and its sufferer Giuseppe—father, son, brother and husband.
Free Your Mind: Creative therapy
We all have insecurities that can trigger anxiety, depression, and ill mental health. In this creative therapy workshop, Hazel Gale shared her personal story of overcoming self limiting beliefs, and helping others to grow out of toxic behaviours.
Hazel Gale is a master practitioner of cognitive hypnotherapy who authored the book Fight: Win Freedom From Self-Sabotage. She once competed as a world kickboxing champion and European ABA boxing-title winner.
Cognitive hypnotherapy helped Hazel to rebuild herself from physical and psychological burnout. She then trained as a therapist to help others win their emotional battles.
A Talk About Financial WellBeing
We’re all dreamers with unique ideas to create big life changes, but toxic atttidues towards money and self doubt often holds many of us back from achieving financial stability.
Erik Porter of the Money Charity and Laura Vind Hanke of Universal Production Music took to the stage to share financial wellbeing techniques and mindset shifts that they’ve used to help young people and creatives.
Speak your mind: Open Mic
Mental health professionals, advocates and entertainers took to the stage to perform poems, songs and even comedy skits breaking the stigma on PTSD, depression, eating disorders and mental illness. Touching experiences of mental wellness and illness were shared.
A young filmmaker shared a short, which challenged negative body image. Mental health advocates Pinkster and John shared their touching story of meeting online as trauma survivors and finding emotional and psychological support over social media.
Thank you to everyone who made Self Care Sunday x Stand Up4 Mental Health a truly memorable experience! Until next year!
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