Talking Mental Health National Conference Agenda

 

 

 

Talking Mental Health National Conference

Taking place on World Mental Health Day

Thursday 10th October

At Cardiff City Stadium

9:00am – 4:00pm

Featuring inspirational and motivational keynote speakers, who will be sharing their knowledge and experience of living with mental health illnesses.

Topics include; Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Suicide.

Speakers will be sharing their journey of recovery and raising awareness about these conditions to help end the stigma against mental health.

There will also be an exhibition area where mental health organisations and businesses will be providing resources, knowledge and advice.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day and included in the ticket and exhibitor prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda of the event

 

The conference begins at 9am where guests can help themselves to a hot or cold drink and delicious welsh cakes. The exhibition area will be open for guests to find out more from various metal health organisations and businesses.

Everyone (delegates and exhibitors) will be seated at 10:00am for the conference to begin. The host and founder of the event, Dawn Evans will open the conference and the first keynote speaker of the day, Thomas Bell – The Bipolar Businessman will be introduced to the stage to deliver his talk “Motivations & Discovery – The Path to Becoming More Human” This will then be followed by the second speaker, Rachel Kingsbury who will be sharing her story of Surviving Anxiety and Depression before the morning break.

During the morning break refreshments will be available and all guests are given an opportunity, to network with other guests and exhibitors in the exhibition area.

Everyone shall be seated again after the break and we will welcome three more guests to the stage. The first being June Jones who is the Campaign and Strategy Lead of Time to Change Wales. Her talk features the #TalkingIsALifeline campaign, which aims to encourage men to talk about their mental health without the fear of being judged. The fourth keynote speaker of the day is Andrew Dugmore who will be sharing his inspirational recovery story of serious mental illness, “Light at the end of the tunnel” We will then hear from Jeff Smith, founder of the event charity, Big Moose, who provides employment for the homeless at his coffee shop in the city centre of Cardiff.

The conference will then break for lunch, where everyone can help themselves to the buffet area, have an opportunity to network with delegates and speakers, and browse the exhibition stands.

After lunch we welcome two more amazing guests to the stage. Mair Elliott who will be sharing her story of life with mental illness and autism. Followed by Mark Williams, the founder of International Fathers Mental Health Day and the #Howareyoudad campaign after experiencing post-natal depression.

There will then be an afternoon break of hot drinks and a sweet treat before we are all seated back in the conference area for Q&A session where all the speakers will be on stage and delegates are given the opportunity to ask any questions.

It is going to incredible day of inspiration, motivation, knowledge and awareness focused around mental health.

If you would like more information or to book a ticket please get in touch with the team by calling 02920 576883, emailing dawn@ajuda.org.uk or rachel@ajuda.org.uk

Or you can find more details and all booking options on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-mental-health-national-conference-tickets-61777247410

Just to let you know that there are Early bird options for delegate tickets and exhibitor stands that end on the 31st August

 

 

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