Mental Wealth Festival 2016, 13-15 September 2016

An event to celebrate and investigate issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing in society today.

The Mental Wealth Festival is a ground-breaking event that highlights the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ‘mental wealth’.

A number of high profile speakers have pledged to share their own personal and professional experiences with festival attendees. Confirmed speakers include Ruby Wax, Alastair Campbell, Baroness Hollins and Prof Barry Carpenter CBE. You can read about the speakers here:

This year, the festival will be taking place on 14-15 September 2016 in and around City Lit and Covent Garden, with events in Parliament on 13 September.

There are already a number of workshops scheduled that have a focus on learning disability and autism. View the current programme of events and book your free place here:

More speakers and workshops are being confirmed regularly, so keep checking back to make sure you’re up-to-date with everything that’s going on.

The inaugural Mental Wealth Festival in 2015 was a lively two-day festival of talks, debates, music and mindfulness organised by Beyond Words, City Lit, and the Cathedral Innovation Centre with support from St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Contributors included award-winning authors, social innovators, carers, faith groups, people with disabilities and many more, whilst hundreds of festival-goers participated in workshops and discussions.

It’s brilliant, I feel encouraged, excited and positive that there are ways of obtaining the best for my son to realise his potential and lead a meaningful life.

  • Mental Wealth Festival 2015 participant

We are building on the huge success of last year to make this year’s festival even better and we would love you to come along and be a part of it.

For more information please visit the Mental Wealth Festival website or email us at