Thursday, 1 October 2015

Speaking Rethink Mental Illness Conference Huddersfield University on October 5th


With great thanks to Rachel McDonald Clare Hardman, Hanna Williamson-Sparks, Dr Berenice Golding, Fiona Trotter,Professor Janet Hargreaves for the kind invite to speak at the 'Rethink Mental Illness Conference Huddersfield University on October 5th 

I am very honored to be invited and would like to say a big thank you again to Rachel who is a student at the university for all she has done to make this happen 

you can find out more below  or register for the event at the link HERE 


The festival of mental health and wellbeing is a week of events ran by Huddersfield university. Rethink Mental Health is the first day of this week long event and includes encouraging and nationally known influential speakers, discussing their experiences of mental health journey and their strategies for wellbeing. 
We have a range of varied speakers - Michelle - was the first female RAF paramedic who was diagnosed with Post traumatic stress disorder, Tommy - a male carer of his mother living with dementia for 5 years, Russell - a senior lecturer who was diagnosed with an eating disorder and has recently completed a study about men with eating disorders, Justyn - a former gambling addict who lost it all but found a way back, finishing with Jackie - a young lady who was diagnosed with bipolar in her late teens and recently had to have a leg amputation - take a funny and emotional journey with her hour long comedy show.
All speakers have allocated time slots to enable our audience to ask questions.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided, we only ask for a donation on the day to support a new charity being launched on 10th October "Behind the mask". For more information on this charity search behind the mask on Facebook. 
All visitors will receive a programme outline on the day, as well as educational gifts.
This event has been organised by 2 first year students, with the financial help and backing of the university. Please come along for a fun but informative day and Rethink Mental Health! 

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