An anonymous volunteer from Freedom of Mind Festival explains why opening up and talking about mental health is such an important issue to them.
When considering what to write here I couldn’t come up with a topic that I would have been comfortable writing without anonymity. This is what Freedom of Mind means to me.
Freedom of Mind Festival co-founder, Katie Finch, gives a personal account of what Freedom of Mind means to her and why it’s so important to talk about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
TW: self harm and suicide.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am very open when it comes to discussing my mental health and emotional wellbeing. For the most part everyone has been accepting and supportive of whatever I had to say and that itself has been a crucial part of my recovery.
To kick off our blog, Freedom Of Mind Festival founder Ella Marshall talks about the ideas behind the project, what she’s learnt so far and where we’re heading.
Freedom Of Mind Festival began as a vision – the kind that you elaborately plan in the shower and then usually do absolutely nothing about once you get out and dry yourself down.