The Mental Wealth Festival 2018

The 2018 Mental Wealth Festival is a two day festival of talks, debates and workshops.  We provided access across the community sharing knowledge and good practice and focused on mental health and wellbeing. We celebrated many aspects of life including personal development, home, work and the community that all contribute to people's mental wellbeing. 

This year’s festival spanned two days, Monday 10 September coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day and Tuesday 11 September at The National Gallery.

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Day one: Monday 10 September 2018
Day one took place at City Lit with the main focus on mental health and the workplace and continued in the evening at the Houses of Parliament for a debate and discussion on Suicide Prevention.

Day two: Tuesday 11 September 2018
This day took place at the National Gallery and focused on mental health at home and within communities. There was an emphasis on connecting the Gallery’s spaces and collection with events that inspire a sense of purpose and positive social empathy. The Festival concluded with an in conversation event at the National Gallery with Grayson Perry CBE.

The 2018 main themes focused on solutions for personal development and communities:   

  • Energy and wellbeing (how to improve through workshops, experiential learning, talks, immersive events via arts, science, nature, and holistic solutions)

  • Inspirational speakers (personal stories)

  • Recovery (mental health awareness, coping with pressure and stress)

  • Suicide Prevention (awareness, strategies)

Keynote speakers include: