Mental health awareness event Listen Up III is coming to Turner Contemporary.
The art and poetry showcase, hosted by SpeakUpCIC, returns to the venue after two previously successful events.
People will share their experiences through poetry and art and there will be 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 Turner Contemporary is 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.
“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 is an independent mental health support organisation based in and covering Thanet and other parts of East Kent. It provides a wide range of help, including service user forums to capture and raise issues and concerns, peer support groups and activities, social media support groups, signposting and advice and is also part of Live Well Kent.
LISTEN UP III will be at Turner Contemporary on February 26 from 1pm until 4pm.