Service users and Carers have said it might be a lovely idea to have people getting up to tell us about their experiences in an open mic session.
With this in mind, a few of us came up with this idea for the day:
10 minute – Mental Health stories
You have 10 minutes on the microphone (or speak loudly – you do not have to have a microphone) to talk about anything you like around the theme of World Mental Health Day which is Mental Health and the workplace.
It can be about when you were not as well or a less positive time in your life, try though, if you can, to end on a positive note. This is not to ‘sugar coat’ people’s experiences, rather to be part of the ‘celebration’ of world mental health day. Tell us about your volunteering roles, work roles or your studying or something you like doing that has helped you in your life.
You can read a poem and or just generally tell us a story in 10 minutes, it can be as it is, or made into a story if you like, (with the names changed for example).
Why ten minutes?
It is so all those people who want to, can have a go – so people do not have all the time and leave no space for others.
Finally, this is not a therapeutic space, so be mindful of what you choose to tell the audience and your own mental wellness.
Thank you for taking part
We appreciate it and we know others will too.
If you would like to take part, please contact Kate On
Please note I am hard of hearing so best to text or email me
Mobile 07950 856 851