How can young people use art and culture to create change in their mental health and change how mental health care is imagined, delivered and funded?”

Young Londoners invite you to join them for the public launch of ‘A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds’ – an Action Plan for young people, mental health and art.

This is a networking event and you are invited to get involved.

City Hall invited Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery and artist ‘the vacuum cleaner’ to respond to our city’s young people and mental health crisis they are experiencing. Over five months, they brought together a range of young people, artists, arts and health and academic professionals, youth workers, parents and carers, curators and more to imagine how art could better support young people’s mental health.

This informal and fun public event will share the outcomes of the process and what the next steps are. It will call for us to better support young people’s mental health.

2.8 Million Minds is the first step in City Hall’s shaping of a three year programme called Thriving Through Culture in partnership with Thrive LDN and The Baring Foundation.

No need to book. Come as yourself, ready to listen to what young people and their allies want to say.

A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds – Public Lunch – 2pm

Young people from Haringey and Tower Hamlets with artists Becky Warnock, Simon Tomlinson, Tyreis Holder, Yomi Sode (and more) share the A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds through a series of performances and provocations.

A Network for 2.8 Million Minds – Network and planning session – 4pm

Whether you want to be involved, or you’ve previously been involved, in building a movement for young people, art and mental health, then you’re invited to this hour-long event to begin building the next steps. Everyone previously involved and or who wants to get involved in building a movement for young people, art and mental health is invited to this hour-long event to begin building the next steps.

Come as yourself, ready to listen to what young people and their allies want to say.