Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016
Liverpool has been a veritable trailblazer in recent years, promoting good mental wellbeing and challenging stigma. The city has marked World Mental Health Day on 10th October with events and activities since 2010 and, in 2015, saw 27,000 people take part in a World Mental Health Day celebration on Williamson Square with music, performance, dance and circus, alongside stalls providing information and advice.
Organisers, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, will raise the bar even higher this year by organising Liverpool’s first Mental Health Festival. Taking place from 1st – 16th October, the festival programme will kick off with a comedy night, and include an art exhibition in several venues across the city, a film night at FACT, training, creative workshops, a writing competition, performances and neighbourhood events. A festival highlight will be the full-day celebration on Williamson Square on Saturday 8th October.
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, a user-led charity and community of service users, voluntary and statutory sector providers and commissioners, is inviting individuals and organisations to contribute to the festival programme and will promote all free events and activities.
Please fill in this form and submit it by 4th August 2016 if you are planning an activity for Liverpool Mental Health Festival and would like it included in the festival brochure: http://goo.gl/forms/
To book a stall on Williamson Square, please complete the following, also by 4thAugust: http://goo.gl/forms/
Local artists are invited to submit artwork for the Liverpool Mental Health Festival Art Exhibition with the theme “Respect” here: http://goo.gl/forms/
The festival is also running its own writing competition with the theme “Faces, Places & Spaces”, for details and to enter please see http://www.
Why not volunteer?
There are a number of ways for Merseyside-based volunteers to get involved in the Liverpool Mental Health Festival programme.
The festival is looking for volunteers (aged 18+) to help as Art Exhibition Attendants, Meet and Greeters/Stewards, First Aiders, and more.
Please e-mail hello@liverpoolmentalhealth.
For further information on Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 contact Claire, Sarah or Jodie at Liverpool Mental Health Consortium
Twitter @liverpoolmhc #lmhf2016