Talking Mental Health National Conference
Celebrate World Mental Health Day
Thursday 7th & 8th October
Cardiff City Stadium
9:00am – 4:00pm
A day of inspiration, knowledge, motivation and awareness
What is happening on the day?
Lunch & Refreshments are included with tickets
Why are we running this event?
The goal of World Mental Health Day is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity.
Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.
The stigma attached to mental health causes a damaging, albeit ill-informed, attitude, making it more difficult for those affected to pursue help. According to UK estimates, only about one-fourth of those with mental health problems undergo ongoing treatment. By stark contrast, the vast majority of those affected with these problems are faced with a variety of issues, ranging from isolation to uncertainty on where to get help or information, to relying on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.
The best way to deal with this stigma is through facts and a better understanding of mental health problems. From identifying the causes, pinpointing solutions, and ultimately recognising that we are really dealing with medical issues.
So what can we do to help?
Talking Mental Health is a National Conference that will be taking place to help people understand and recognise poor Mental Health and to make a difference.
We will have a range of key note speakers, talking about their own personal journeys with Mental Health Conditions, and sharing their recovery stories.