Freedom of Mind is a Mental Health festival based in the wonderful city of Bristol. Our aim is to celebrate the discussion surrounding Mental Health and to ultimately create change within our local community. We encourage positive conversations through a range of incredible events for the whole community. We’ve been successfully spreading the Mental health voice for the past three years via a range of sell-out events including; spoken word nights, film screening, live debates and workshops.
We’re super excited for this year’s programme and Bristol’s local community has been incredibly receptive. This year, we have several exciting events lined up from 26th – 30th October 2019:
Cycling is an eco-friendly alternative form of transport and a fun way to meet new people. Our aim is to introduce cycling as a tool to combat loneliness while getting in some good old exercise. As part of Freedom of Mind Festival 2019, we’ve teamed up with Life Cycle UK to bring you 2 exciting cycle rides. Find out more.
Join us for a screening and Q&A of “Steve” – a feature length documentary. The film explores how we can confront the male mental health epidemic and try to use the tragedy of Steve’s death to save other men. Find out more.
Our friends Raise The Bar Poetry are back for their fourth year with Freedom Of Mind. We’re super excited to collaborate with them again to bring you a night of spoken word themed around the topic of mental health. Find out more.
We’re hosting an evening of female inspiration in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, giving attendees an opportunity to awaken their inner Boudica! Find out more.
Join us for an evening of mindfulness, self-exploration and… cats! Yes, you read that right, we’re calling it Feline Mindfulness. Pets have been proven to enhance happiness, so why not spend an evening with Freedom of Mind and You&Meow in a cat cafe? Find out more.
Cai Burton, Director of FOM says “Everyone has a mental health and it’s so important that we have a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to it. We aim to celebrate mindfulness and wellbeing in the hope that it’ll help destigmatize mental health. We hope to create conversation, education, and change in order to build a happier and healthier city.” Ella Marshall, the Founder of FOM explains that “We want your voice to be heard regarding mental health, and for action to take place. We are here to create change for a happier, healthier Bristol, and we’re very excited to see you there!”
Join us for the festivities between the 26th – 30th of October 2019. For more information on each event check out the listing on our events page.
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