Megan Dalton is the founder and editor of This Space an online space that aims to “destigmatise, without romanticising” mental health issues. Megan recently graduated from the University of Cambridge and will shortly be starting work as Centre Administrator for Central London Samaritans. Her previous work in mental health advocacy includes involvement in the verbatim theatre project ‘Snap Out Of It’, writing for Young Minds, and appearing on BBC3’s ‘Free Speech’.
Chama Kay is a poet, spoken word artist and blogger who sufferers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Chama Kay has been writing about his own experiences with mental health on his personal blog ‘Starts With a Good Day’ since 2013. He has since become a feature writer for The CALMZone, a charity focused on men’s mental health, as well as writing for No Fly on the WALL and Grey Matters.
Rosie Brown is a mental health advocate and writer, blogging for MIND, SANE where she also works as a media volunteer and her own mental health blog rosiebrownfightingstigma.wordpress.com. She studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013. She has since returned to Cambridge for a Masters in World Religions, specialising in Buddhism, Mental Health and Mindfulness.
Amber Cowburn is a founding trustee of The Invictus Trust, a charity supporting adolescent mental health, and specifically campaigning for improved services in the southwest. She also set up the first ever branch of Student Minds whilst a student at Cambridge University, and organised the first ever student mental health conference at the university.
Samara is the mental health editor at Dream Nation. She is also a contributor at Black Ballad and an editor at Polygeia, currently coeditor of an Africa AllParty Parliamentary Group report on lessons from the Ebola crisis regarding health systems strengthening. She is a University of Cambridge graduate and currently studies medicine at University College London.
Mental health is an area which many find difficult to speak about. We live in a society where it’s more acceptable to suffer in in silence than to equip ourselves with the knowledge to have healthy minds. We believe it’s time to change that, which is why we created the Be Well Campaign.
On the September 27th we will be hosting our first live online panel discussion. Members of the panel will be made of young professionals, each having an intimate relationship with the subject of mental health through working in the space or living with own mental health battles while still finding career success. This will be a chance to hear them speak about their experiences in a transparent and vulnerable manner like you may have never heard before.
The live discussion will give you the opportunity to interact with the conversation, giving your own point of views, sharing your experiences as well as asking the questions that are important to you. It will also provide the opportunity to interact and join the Dream Nation community, giving you a safe space to speak and learn about difficult and sensitive issues.
We are an open community and network of Practical Dreamers, women and men who are working together to turn our individual goals and dreams into our realities. We believe the Be Well campaign is so important because often due to the size and difficulties of our dreams, we are often under an enormous amount of stress. Therefore understanding and learning how to develop positive mental health habits is an extremely important step and tool for all Practical Dreamers.
See full article here: http://dreamnation.co.uk/be-well-live/