Feature speakers who will examine the relation around stigma and mental health, focusing on services and cultural perceptions presented via media
Regarded as one of Wales’ leading landscape painters. Iwan completed a BA Fine Art Degree at the Cardiff Institute achieving a First, and a Masters in Painting at the Chelsea School of Art and Design, London.
consultant psychiatrist, leading the Mental Health Liaison team in Hereford. Her interests include the interface of mental health and religion, stigma and discrimination, resilience and compassion.
Clinical Psychologist, researcher and lecturer at Liverpool University. He has published over 200 peer-review papers and a number of books including Madness explained: Psychosis and human nature and Doctoring the mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail.
Suzanne Cohen - filmmaker and educator with a background in producing documentary and animation, and Digital Media lecturer at London Metropolitan University, will be speaking at our conference about challenging perceptions with filmmaking. She will be talking about one of her projects ‘Young People, Mental Health and the Media’ - made with a group of 13 – 19 year olds, focuses on different ways of fighting stigma through blogging, public events, and appearing in TV documentaries. You can view this below
David R Edwards – Datblygu - Evening Film Screening Q & A and Discussion
Welsh Musician David R Edwards of Datblygu band and his struggle with mental illness. David will work with Ynys Mon and Gwynedd mind on a new short film to be screened as part of the festival where he will talk about his experiences of mental illness and how music has helped with his wellbeing. (Portrait by Malcolm Gwyon)
Iwan Gwyn Parry: Alchemy of Water/ Serenade in Blue
Wales leading landscape artist will talk about how painting is an ointment to keeping him well and how it has driven him through difficult times.