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A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds

Lewisham Shopping Centre, Unit 17, catford

23 July

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Time

2:00pm

Price

FREE

Accessibility

This event is Relaxed. Audiences are welcome to leave and re-enter, tic and move around.

We predict the space will be busy and noisy with a lot of sensory input. You may wish to bring ear defenders.

Captioning, and BSL interpretation will be available.

There is level-access. The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.

An accessible toilet is available in the shopping centre, a 4 minute walk from the performance space.

Masks will be required. We kindly request that you do not wear strong scents.

Running Time

The duration of this event is 3 hours (end time 5pm)

“How can young people use art to create change in their mental health and change how mental health care is imagined, delivered and funded?”

Young Londoners invite you to join them for the public launch of ‘A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds’ – a radical plan for young people, mental health and art. This will be followed by a network making event to plan for the future and you are invited to get involved.

Over the past six months 120 people have contributed to ‘A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds’. A disability justice informed approach to how young Londoners want to use art to radically reimagine mental health support, justice and pride. Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery and artist ‘the vacuum cleaner’ have led this response to the mental health crisis young people are experiencing. They brought together a range of young people, artists, activists, health and academic professionals, youth workers, parents and carers, curators and more to imagine how art could better support young people’s mental health.

This informal and fun public event will share the outcomes of the process and what the next steps are. It will call for us to better support young people’s mental health.

No need to book. Come as yourself, ready to listen to what young people and their allies want to say.

 

A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds – Public Launch – 2pm

Young people from Haringey and Tower Hamlets with artists Becky Warnock, Simon Tomlinson, Tyreis Holder, Yomi Sode (and more) share the A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds through a series of performances and provocations.

A Network for 2.8 Million Minds – Network and planning session – 4pm

Whether you want to be involved, or you’ve previously been involved, in building a movement for young people, art and mental health, then you’re invited to this hour-long event to begin building the next steps. This super informal event will focus on building capacity in a networked approach that shares power and challenges top down approaches to health care and decision making. Whilst everyone is welcome, the event will give weight to young people. 

2.8 Million Minds is the first step in City Hall’s shaping of a three year programme called Thriving Through Culture in partnership with Thrive LDN and The Baring Foundation.

Time

2:00pm

Price

FREE

Accessibility

This event is Relaxed. Audiences are welcome to leave and re-enter, tic and move around.

We predict the space will be busy and noisy with a lot of sensory input. You may wish to bring ear defenders.

Captioning, and BSL interpretation will be available.

There is level-access. The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.

An accessible toilet is available in the shopping centre, a 4 minute walk from the performance space.

Masks will be required. We kindly request that you do not wear strong scents.

Running Time

The duration of this event is 3 hours (end time 5pm)

Part of Liberty Festival

A free three-day festival of ground-breaking creative experiences and works by D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists. Presented by the Mayor of London.

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