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Changing Minds

We looked more closely at mental health and the arts at our weekend festival.

It's likely that you know someone who has experienced a mental health problem, yet talking about these issues can still be taboo.

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We were soothed - or provoked - by the Arts Pharmacy, discovered punk-poetry musical My Beautiful Black Dog and fell under the spell of Can I Start Again Please.

We had music by Robert Schumann, who had a lifelong mental illness, and learned memory techniques before hearing Aurora Orchestra perform Mozart's Symphony No.4 entirely from memory.

And finally there were talks and debates on topics such as Misunderstanding Mental Illness, Creativity of Sadness, Mindfulness and Laughter's the Best Medicine.

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Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why do negative stereotypes of mental illness still persist?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Can mindfulness help our mental health?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What do young people have to say about mental health?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Speakers include Brian Dow, Sue Baker and Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion about mental health care – how things have changed and where it’s heading
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear performance artist 'the vacuum cleaner' on mental health
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why are the inequalities in the way mentally ill people are treated?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear the story of a suicidal man and the good samaritan who saved him
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Rob Delaney talks about mental health, addiction and recovery
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Discussion of finding meaning as memory breaks down

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