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It's In Your Head - Shining a light on Mental Health

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Gerry's Bar

Raffles Square

Stratford

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E15 1BG

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The aim of It’s in Your Head - Shining a Light on Mental Health is to empower anyone who is suffering from a mental health related condition to just have a conversation and or seek help, but ultimately to not dismiss what they are feeling, no matter how trivial they may think it is.

People of African and Caribbean descent are disproportionately represented in the mental health system. Statistics suggest a black man in the UK is 17 times more likely than a white man to be diagnosed with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar.

Black people are also four times more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act. The almost certain future if these conditions do not change, are even more black people being institutionalised and not receiving the correct help they needs to address there illness.


When it comes to physical heath, we accept that there are different ailments with different remedies to fix these physical conditions, It’s in your head wants to bring the same level of awareness around physical heath to mental health, and remove any feelings of shame and uselessness, by encouraging sufferers to seek help from their GP, professional organisations such as a mental health charity, or just have a conversation with with a friend or family member. We believe that talking is the first step in the journey to creating a space to heal.


It’s in Your Head - Shining a Light on Mental Health is made up from an inspirational collection of some of the most creative spoken word artists, talented monologue performances and inspirational acoustic sets, all performing pieces based on and around the theme of mental health and mental health awareness.
The reason we use art as a platform to share our message is because we believe that through creativity we can create stronger bonds to connect with each other, and share our experiences of mental health. As well as the creative elements in our showcase, we will also have everyday people sharing their real life personal stories about their mental health journeys.

We will also have health care professionals on hand from Inuf-Mental Health, to offer practical advice and support on the night. 100% of the procceds will be donated to Inuf-Mental Health, an independent, signposting, support service for mental health service users and survivors in Newham. The charity was established to address the needs of mental health service users and survivors, and to improve their communication involvement with service providers.

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