We are so pleased to announce the line-up for our panel talks. Our speakers come from all walks of life – from Jake Tyler (AKA Black Dog Walks) who walked 3,000 miles across Britain following a mental health crisis to Dr Elizabeth Thompson who founed the Compassionate Frome Project; Jamie Catto of Faithless and 1 Giant Leap fame to Jasper Thomspon who converted shipping containers into micro flats for Bristol’s homeless. The one thing that unites them is the inspiring and courageous ways they are making a difference in the world and in their own lives.
The Nature Cure: Nature Connection & Mental Health – Dr Alan Kellas, Jake Tyler, Katie Maggs, Lizzi Larbalestier, Christopher Somerville
Rethinking Relationships for the Modern World – Adam Wilder, Martin Burns, Dr Nikki Hayfield (Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology – UWE), Katherine Baldwin
The Happiness Myth – Jamie Catto, Simon Cohen, Kim Ingleby, Jocelyn De Kwant
Food: Fetishes, Fads and Feeding the Soul – Emma Woolf, Simone Venner, Phil Haughton (more panelists TBA)
Bringing Death into Life – Simon Cohen, Alan Heeks, Sue Brayne (Death Cafe), Carolyn Eeles (Cruze Bereavement Care)
Success, Failure and Following Your Passion – Rachel Bright, Laura Capell-Abra, Mac Macartney, Amanda Hall, Dr Paul Redford (Associate Professor, Occupational Psychology – UWE)
Evolving Medicine Beyond Prescriptions -Dr Helen Kingston (Compassionate Frome), Dr Liz Jenkinson (Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology – UWE), Dr Lucy Loveday, Sarah Davenport (Breast Cancer Haven), Dr Elizabeth Thompson (The Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine)
The Dark Matter: Young People’s Mental Health – Amber Cowburn (Healthy University Coordinator – UWE), Katie Finch (Freedom of Mind Festival), Rhys Jenkins (Changes Bristol), Samya Sarfarez (Off the Record), Joy Hibbins (Suicide Crisis Centre)
The panelists for Reinventing Education: Growing Truly Well Adults and Adventures in Kindness and Community will be announced shortly.