‘LISTEN UP III’ – mental health awareness event comes back to the Turner

Venue: Turner Contemporary – Margate CT9 1HG
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Time: 13.00 to 16.00

Following two hugely successful art and poetry days at the Turner Contemporary, ‘Listen Up III’ is the third mental health awareness event hosted by SpeakUpCIC at the iconic Margate venue. This interactive event will provide an opportunity for people with lived experience to share their views and experiences through poetry and art. It will incorporate a Listening Workshop to capture honest views and concerns regarding mental health service provision. ‘Listen Up III’ will also provide the opportunity for information sharing and learning more about available support services.

Maggie Gallant, Managing Director of SpeakUpCIC, said, “The Listen Up events have provided an opportunity for people to share their experiences through poetry, art and music. We had so much positive feedback from the previous events and we are delighted that the Turner Contemporary are helping us to host a third. It’s important for everyone to have a voice. Mental health is still woefully underfunded and the only way that this can change is if people speak up and tell those who hold the funds where that funding needs to go to better serve the community.”

Maggie added, “SpeakUpCIC are delighted that Andrew Scott-Clark – Director of Public Health – will be supporting the event and we welcome service users from mental health organisations and representatives to join us.”

SpeakUpCIC are an independent mental health support organisation located in and covering Thanet and other parts of East Kent.

SpeakUpCIC provide a wide range of support including: service user forums to capture and raise issues and concerns, peer support groups and activities, social media support groups, signposting and advice and are part of Live Well Kent.

Media enquiries to: Darren Johnson 07799 731 682
Website: http://www.speakupcic.co.uk/

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