‘Head Talks’ is aimed at providing an online ‘home’ for those concerned with their mental health, whether suffering directly or indirectly or simply having a bad day.
The purpose of Head Talks is to inform, inspire and educate in all matters related to the ‘mind’ through visual and creative talks, interviews, short films, audio recordings and speeches. In addition to information on the very best therapies and treatments that are available to help improve mental health, Head Talks also aim to feature ideas of how Creativity, the Arts, Music, Sport, Community, Technology, Retreats can contribute to a recovery as well.
The Arts Club held a Head Talks panel discussion in April 2016, Chief correspondent for the Radio 4 Today Programme Matthew Price, hosted the panel on the state of mental well-being in today’s society. The debate included British adventurer Sarah Outen MBE and former Times reporter, Rachel Kelly, whose best-selling book, Black Rainbow, tells of her journey with mental illness and Claudia Hammond a psychology lecturer, author and presenter of Radio 4 All in the Mind series.
We are proud to be holding a second Head Talks event on Thursday 13th April with a talk from Ingrid Betancourt who as a Colombian senator from 1998 – 2000 and anti-corruption activist who was kidnapped and held for nearly 7 years by Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) while campaigning for the Colombian Presidency. Ingrid will speak on the topic of resilience and mental wellbeing.
The Arts Club aims to continue its support of Head Talks and mental health awareness, part of which is sharing their website, videos and podcasts with our members, helping this young organisation gain recognition. If this resonates with you, do follow and share their social pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and if you have suggested speakers or people to get involved with Head Talks, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org