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Challenge Mental Health Stigma Panel – Chaired by Laurence Reed

Date and Time

Wed 5 April 2017

16:30 – 19:00


Truro Cathedral

14 Saint Mary’s Street



Time to Change are very lucky to have BBC Radio Cornwall’s Laurence Reed chairing this panel event. The panellists will include people with lived experience of mental health as well as experts working in the field. Please see our Facebook page for full details of the panel, including their biographies and to post questions to them:


Time to Change are being hosted by Truro Cathedral, funded by Time to Change (TTC) and also supported by Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC). BBC Radio Cornwall and Laurence Reed have been most supportive in helping to raise awareness of this launch event as well as offering to chair the debate.

Following a welcome and refreshment at 4.30 pm we will start the event at 5.00 p.m. Each panel member will talk briefly about their experiences of mental health stigma, how they challenge stigma and preconceptions around mental health when they come across it and what they would like the future of working with mental health to ‘look like’.

Then there will be the opportunity to take questions from the floor, possibly some discussion and debate, a summary from each of the members of the panel at the end of the evening.

People with lived experience of mental health, including friends, families, carers, employers and anyone else interested in finding out more around the theme very welcome. We would particularly welcome people who know someone who may benefit from speaking out, but who may not be immediately ready to do so.

Young people under the age of 18 welcome with a responsible adult overseeing loco parentis. Please be advised that some content of the evening may be of an upsetting nature. Mature themes may also emerge.

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