Time to Pause; let's get real about our Mental Health

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Thought Foundation

Birtley

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It's time to pause. It's time to get real about our mental health.

This speaker event, with me (The Culture Vulture) as your host, is targetted at freelancers, self-employed, creatives, start-ups, growing SMEs, home workers, distance workers and anyone and everyone, who is interested in or wants to improve their mental health.

This event is the beginning of a Culture Vulture mission to start conversations and champion positive changes in mental health in the North East. In a society where due to social media, we are accessible at all times, we are talking to others less and less, we feel pressured to present "our best self" or "living our best life", we chase and go from project to project, we are entirely dependent on ourselves as an unlimited powerhouse resource, when we take a day off we don't get paid, where the balance of power leans towards larger organisations meaning we over deliver, take on too much and push down our fee.....sometimes we just need to STOP and burn out is only a whisper away.

I've been inspired to run this event as in the last few years, the amount of folks who have suffered burn out, struggling with or high functioning with mental health issues, over powering anxiety due to work related issues, not eating or sleeping properly, been at points of emotional distress, lacking confidence, over worked, feeling under appreciated, silently struggling, is just growing and growing. In a world, where we are only as good as our last job/project, chasing the next one and our business/creative practice/passion is so intertwined into our own personal identity, when does the "work" stop and looking after YOU become a priority.

This event is both to explore some of those issues but also to take a step back and to think about, what YOU can do to instigate positive change in your life.

Speaker and Host - The Culture Vulture

Through-out the evening The Culture Vulture will share her confessions, share her non-negotiables and hopefully make you laugh a little on the way due to the ridiculous nature of her life.

Her talk "My Brain Is Just Wired Differently" is a short but sweet exploration of her journey with mental health, what it means to be 'high-functioning' and making peace with not being like everyone else.

Speaker 1. Lizzy Hodcroft - The Sweet Beet & Myndr

Lizzy Hodcroft found entrepreneurship after a long battle with mental health. The Sweet Beet was born in 2016 and over the next years, she grew that business to service stores up and down the country. During this time, she won Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017/2018 as well as listed on the 35 under 35 Business Talent to watch and has even appeared on Dragon's Den. She's now the co-founder of Myndr, she is passionate about empowering others with their mental health.

Lizzy’s deep knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship and mental health enables her to take calculated risks and grow successful businesses. She will be sharing that her blend of fervent self-belief and strong defined values with the ability to listen to the views and opinions of others, has a wide impact on her quality of life and mental health. So join us, as Lizzy, shares her story to show you that your past (or present!) does not have to define your future.

Speaker 2. Kiz Crosbie - Mortal Fools

Kiz Crosbie is the Artistic Director (CEO) and founder of Mortal Fools, a multi award-winning charity using theatre and drama to support the development of positive connections between people.

Alongside their pioneering programmes for children and young people, the company have developed a programme of training workshops for businesses, using practices from the Performing Arts and Social Sciences for practical skills development.

Her talk, Escaping the Tiger, taps into their training practice, focusing on stress triggers in our everyday lives, the effects of stress chemicals on our wellbeing and productivity and strategies for managing them.

Speaker 3. Lucy Nichol

Lucy is a writer, published author, blogger, podcaster, public speaker, mental health campaigner and Mind TV script advisor – all in addition to her full time role as a PR professional with creative marketing agency NGI Solutions. She’s regularly seen in The Independent, Metro and many more national titles, and her stigma-busting book, A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes, was published in 2018. Lucy has experienced generalised and health anxiety over the years – living through many a terrifying and sometimes embarrassing panic attack, so she’s well placed to talk about the impact of anxiety and mental health.

Lucy will talk about mental health stigma, and how she uses creativity to both manage her own mental health, and tackle stigma in front of a broad audience

There will also be a discussion panel as part of the night with contributors who both have mental health issues in their past or present and positive advocates.

The Thought Foundation cafe will be open across the night for you to purchase drinks and treats.

Also £1 from each ticket will be donated to Tyneside Mind.

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Thought Foundation

Birtley

DH3 2TB

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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