27. The Power of Words – 21st Century Mental Health

As Herefordshire Mind celebrates its 40th Birthday, join us to reflect but, more importantly, look forward to how we should consider mental health in the 21st Century.

With a rise in public awareness thanks to campaigns such as Time To Change and Heads Together at the same time as health and social care budgets being under ever-increasing pressure, how should those experiencing mental distress be supported most effectively and compassionately and what should society’s response be?

A panel of experts will help to explore these issues in this public discussion:

–      Paul Farmer CBE – Chief Executive of Mind and Chair of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce;

–      Dr Lucy Johnstone – Clinical Psychologist, trainer, speaker and writer;

–      Jo Watson – Psychotherapist, trainer, activist and supervisor.

Ledbury Poetry Festival has been delivering regular powerful Poetry workshops as part of its Community Programme at Herefordshire Mind, Widemarsh St, Hereford. For more information, see https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/community-poetry-workshops/. See also the exhibition of poetry and art from these workshops in the Panelled Room of the Master’s House open throughout the duration of the Festival