Five Giants for Mental Health: Centre for Mental Health launches ‘Festival of Ideas’ 2023

17 January 2023

Centre for Mental Health is convening a new series of events in 2023 to explore some of the key issues affecting the nation’s mental health.

The Festival of Ideas 2023 will bring people together to discuss ‘Five Giants’ that affect people’s mental health:

  • Poverty and financial wellbeing
  • Racism and racial justice 
  • A good start in life 
  • Mental health services
  • The climate crisis – sign up here

The five online events will take place monthly between February and June. The first, on 21 February, will focus on the links between poverty and mental health and explore a range of solutions.

Centre for Mental Health interim chief executive Andy Bell said: “The Festival of Ideas is a chance to look longer term at the key factors that determine our mental health and what can be done to give everyone a better chance of good mental health. The Five Giants are all crucial areas of action for governments, health and care services, and civil society. We want to stimulate debate about what will make a real difference to people’s lives and create the social change that is needed to dismantle mental health inequalities.”

Information about the five events and how to get involved is available here. To join the debate on social media, use the hashtag #FestivalOfIdeasMH.

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