On October 8th, Liverpool will celebrate World Mental Health Day in Williamson Square with 'music, dancing and joy for all'.
The day's festivities will include a performance from ‘Mad For It’, a brand new community choir which is encouraging anyone and everyone to join. In previous years the Liverpool Mental Health Community Choir has been a highlight of the day, for the audience, the organisers and most of all, for the singers.
Liverpool has been a veritable trailblazer in recent years, promoting good mental wellbeing and challenging stigma. The city has marked World Mental Health Day on 10th October with events and activities since 2010 and last year saw 27,000 people take part in a World Mental Health Day celebration on Williamson Square with music, performance, dance and circus, alongside stalls providing information and advice.
Organisers, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, will raise the bar even higher this year by organising a two-week Mental Health Festival for the city. Taking place from 1st - 16th October, the festival programme will kick off with a comedy night, and include an art exhibition in several venues across the city, a film night at FACT, training, creative workshops, a writing competition, performances and neighbourhood events.
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium are a user-led charity and community of service users, voluntary and statutory sector providers, and commissioners. They are inviting individuals and organisations to contribute to the festival programme and will promote all free events and activities.
For those who feel eager to take part in the celebration and the choir’s performance, they are welcome to get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants should be able to attend weekly rehearsals in Liverpool every Thursday, and be available for the performance on the 8th of October.
For further information on Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 contact Claire, Sarah or Jodie at Liverpool Mental Health Consortium
Email email@example.com Tel 0151 237 2688
Twitter @liverpoolmhc #lmhf2016