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Join us for a special event looking at mental health, livestreamed from Manchester as part of Manchester International Festival.

In an ever-growing mental health crisis, with waiting lists getting longer and shrinking services forced to cut support, young people are fed up. They’re tired of the politicians, the policy-makers, the educators and the councillors – the people who claim they’re enacting change, when the reality shows a yawning absence. So what is really happening for young people at the moment? What does good mental health support look like? And how do young people make it happen?
Taking up residency at HOME in Manchester for the duration of MIF, the Balmy Army is a grassroots youth mental health movement that combines art, activism, and mutual care. Young people from the project alongside other established activists will join this live discussion, chaired by the Guardian Today in Focus presenter Hannah Moore, to challenge the structural injustice they face and explore how all generations have a role to play in creating positive change. Speakers include Patsy Stevenson, women's right activist detained at the vigil for Sarah Everard, and Lady Phyll, gender, racial and LGBTQ+ equality activist and co-founder of UK Black Pride.
This will be an interactive livestreamed event where you will have the opportunity to put forward your own questions and comments. If you would like to purchase an in-person ticket, please visit the MIF website here.
This event is one of two Guardian Live talks taking place at Manchester International Festival. Taking inspiration from key shows at the festival, each talk will bring together Guardian journalists alongside the brightest thinkers, changemakers, writers and artists to discuss the issues that matter.
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Balmy Army: How do we create a movement for mental health?London, United Kingdom