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How to Look After Yourself in a Chaotic World


This event is free to watch but please consider donating to Bath Festivals, registered charity no. 801617. Your donation will support future festivals and creative learning projects with young people in the local community. Thank you.

Join us for an inspiring conversation between two women who both embody the strength and resilience we’ve needed to get through the past 12 months. This special festival event sees Daily Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon (No Such Thing as Normal) and award-winning author Poorna Bell (Stronger) talk to Francesca Beauman about their latest books, their mental health journeys and the power that can be found in exercise, talking and sharing. From depression and anxiety to personality disorders, one in four of us experience mental health issues and, in these strange and unsettling times, more of us than ever are struggling to cope. Equip yourself with practical tips and advice on how to navigate through testing times.

Journalist, bestselling author and mental health campaigner Bryony’s new book No Such Thing as Normal is a lively, honest and direct guide to mental health that cuts through the Instagram wellness bubble to give practical advice on areas including sleep, addiction, therapy and medication. Guests on her acclaimed podcast include Prince Harry, Fearne Cotton, Stephen Fry and Will Young talking candidly about their own mental health.

Part memoir, part manifesto, in Stronger, award-winning journalist and author Poorna explores how she used power lifting to help her through the grief of losing her husband. She shares her own story as well as drawing on research and telling the stories of other women who have forged their own path into mental strength and physical fitness.

Follow on Twitter:@poornabell

 If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this talk, you can find more information about support here:
https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

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