Exeter’s Mental Health Awareness Weekend

Sat 18 May 2019 - Sun 19 May 2019 | All Day

Bloom:
Mental Health Awareness Weekend

Join us for a welcoming, supportive and inclusive weekend of activity for Mental Health Awareness week.

With a focus on community and wellbeing, get involved in a range of activity including laughter yoga, listening cafés, walking groups, exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, open mic, board games, circus skills, dance classes, art and drama workshops, poetry and more.

All activities are free to take part in. Documental Theatre’s script-in-hand reading of new play Cracking is ‘pay what you feel’, with 30% of proceeds going towards a mental health charity.

This weekend of activity would not have been possible without the generous input of our local community and the kind support of The Wellcome Centre.

#BloomExeter


Saturday 18th May

TimeDescription
Location
All DayAlright Mate?

An audio-visual installation exploring male mental health through presenting conversations with and photographs of Exeter residents. A collaboration between Exeter-based playwright and mental health specialist Cally Hayes, and artist Hugh McCann.
Foyer
All DayWellness Noticeboard

An interactive installation encouraging conversations around wellbeing.
Foyer
All DayHospital Rooms Exhibition

Hospital Rooms’ mission is to bring world class art to mental health hospitals. Visit the current exhibition to find out more about their current, past and future projects.
Phoenix Gallery
All DayMeet The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

The centre will have a table all weekend where you can drop in and find out more about what they do
Foyer
10am - 11amLaughter Yoga with Nick Sutherland (TBC)

Start the day off right with an enjoyable, effortless opportunity to experience and share laughter and yoga with others.
Studio 1
10am - 12pmListening Café

Meeting new people isn’t always easy, so come and join The Listening Café as we break down the barriers of meeting someone new and connecting with people in your community.
Café Bar
10.30am-4pmJump Fall Fly: Circus Skills Drop In

Join Jump Fall Fly to experience the power that artistic and creative expression can bring to improve mental health recovery. Drop in to meet the team, join in some fun workshops and see the team in action in a short performance.
Studio 1
11am - 12pm

The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health: who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

At just over a year old, The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter is at the beginning of a series of exciting projects on mental health and related areas. A key part of our ethos is engagement with communities, organisations, and individuals with similar interests; we want you to know as much about our work as possible, and to collaborate with us if you can. As part of Mental Health Awareness Weekend at Exeter Phoenix, our researchers are going to talk to you about some of these projects, with a short panel at 11am in The Workshop. We'll also be running a stall in the foyer all weekend, so drop in and have a chat!
The Workshop
1pm - 2pmAcoustic performances

Acoustic performances and poetry in the Café Bar.

1pm - 1.30pm: AJ Shaw
1.30pm - 2pm: Kimwei
Café Bar
1pm - 2.30pmDrama workshop + panel discussion

Jola Pawlikovska will lead an inclusive drama workshop, followed by a panel discussion with theatre & circus group Jump Fall Fly and Ripple Effect Devon whose work encourages the transformative power of performance and community.
The Workshop
2pm - 4pmAcoustic Performances

Grab a coffee and enjoy some chilled acoustic sounds.
Café Bar
3.30pm - 4.20pm

and

4.40pm - 5.30pm
Jump, Fall Fly Drama Workshops

Fun drama workshops where we will be exploring theatre games. A chance to move out of your head and get playfully in to your body and your imagination. All ages welcome, no experience needed! Run by Lehla Eldridge From Jump, Fall, Fly.
Meeting Room
3pm - 4pmArts For Wellness class

Magic Carpet are a charity who help people gain self-confidence and wellbeing through participation in the arts. Explore the power of creativity in helping anyone challenged by health and social circumstances.
Studio 3
4pm - 6pmCracking: Script In Hand Reading

A script-in-hand reading from Documental Theatre. A new play by Cally Hayes about love, loss and parenthood, Cracking takes an intimate look from a father’s perspective about what happens when you survive the worst but now risk losing everything.
This event is ‘Pay What You Decide’, with 30% of the proceeds going to a mental health charity.
The Workshop

Sunday 19th May

TImeDescriptionLocation
All DayAlright Mate?

An audio-visual installation exploring male mental health through presenting conversations with and photographs of Exeter residents. A collaboration between Exeter-based playwright and mental health specialist Cally Hayes, and artist Hugh McCann.
Foyer
All DayWellness Noticeboard

An interactive installation encouraging conversations around wellbeing.
Foyer
All DayMeet The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

The centre will have a table all weekend where you can drop in and find out more about what they do
Foyer
All DayHospital Rooms Exhibition

Hospital Rooms’ mission is to bring world class art to mental health hospitals. Visit the current exhibition to find out more about their current, past and future projects.
Phoenix Gallery
10.30am - 11.30amMental Health Mates walk

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups who meet regularly to walk and talk without fear or judgement. Join the Exeter group for a walk departing from Exeter Phoenix.
Foyer / Exeter
11am - 1pmWays To Wellbeing Dance Class

Join Katie Kelsey for an inclusive and welcoming dance class focusing on wellbeing.
Studio 1
11am-2pm

CircleTales Board Game

CircleTales poses fun, insightful and mindful questions that are woven into a shared story. Think cooperation, collaboration, artistic flair and a sense of community.

Sessions:
11-11:30
11:45-12:15
12:30-13:00
13:15-13:45
The Workshop
1pm - 3pmPoetry Performances

Spoken word and poetry performances from Richard and Melanie Crump, the new Bard Of Exeter.

12pm - 12.45pm: Richard Green
1.15pm - 2pm: Melanie Crump
Café Bar
1:30pm - 4:30pmPassion For Compassion Workshop

Passion For Compassion Workshops bring together members of the public of Exeter to explore the realm of human connection and to create art, with the goal of generating compassion for others within individuals involved. Together, we will take you on an intimate journey, where you'll learn other people's stories, share your own, practice giving compassion, and at the end, create art in reflection of your experience. All the art created will then be exhibited in our charity event at Maketank on 24/25 May, with all proceeds going to local arts and mental health charity Magic Carpet. For more information, please visit www.passionforcompassion.info.
Studio 3 & Top Studio
2pm - 3pmCoaching Mental Health Recovery Workshop

Join Jump Fall Fly for a workshop focusing on the four main tools that coaches use to support and maintain recovery.
The Workshop
2pm - 3.30pmPoetry & Monologue Workshop

Rebekah Horton will be using photos and music to help the group to find their inspiration to write poems and monologues. The workshop includes short games and exercises that will need the group working together and will also look into how to find dialogue, world building and character development.
Studio 2
3pm - 4:30pm5 Ways To Wellbeing taster sessions

Nikki Glassbrook will facilitate three 30 minute taster workshops introducing the 5 Ways To Wellbeing.
Studio 1
5pm - 6pmLaughter Yoga with Nick Sutherland (TBC)

Put some laughter into your afternoon! An enjoyable, effortless opportunity to experience and share laughter and yoga with others.
Studio 1
5pm - 6pmWorkshop & Talk: Could Your Children Be Happier?

Lehla Eldridge & Anthony Eldridge-Rogers will discuss their book Jumpy Fly Fall, and share the 7 important keys that bring about mental health not only for young people but for anyone.
The Workshop
7:30pm - 10pmOpen Mic After Party

Steph Richardson will host our open mic after party. Watch performances or get involved in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment.
Studio 2

 

University of Exeter

 

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Venue: Exeter Phoenix

 

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