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The MHW Show 2021 is going VIRTUAL!

Due to COVID19, our originally planned live show for May 20th 2021 has now moved to a new virtual online platform with state of the art technology to immerse you in the environment of a real event from the comfort of your home.

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show, May 20th 2021 – the virtual, interactive conference and exhibition connecting mental health/wellbeing professionals around the world.

Our event aims to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences. The event will include over 100 talks from mental health experts on a huge range of topics, along with a virtual exhibition with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of oragnisations, charities and services who can support you in your work and life.
This event is sponsored and supported by Remploy and Ajuda Training.

Tickets are just £45 until 28th February, and then will rise to £75 on 1st March.
(Student discount at £25)

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the latest developments, studies, and viewpoints on a huge range of topics within mental health and wellbeing for both youth and adult settings.
  • Listen and engage with 10 live seminars and over 100 on-demand webinars available on the platform from some of the biggest names in mental health.
  • Visit hundreds of virtual exhibition stands and learn more about the fantastic services, organisations, products, charities and resources available to you and your organisation to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and to promote general wellbeing across the population.
  • Connect, meet and network with thousands of mental health and wellbeing professionals from a range of industries, specialities and backgrounds in an exciting new virtual setting.
  • Feel engaged and connected with people from around the world with our state of the art event technology, all from the comfort of your home, so no travel required!

Highlights

The virtual event will feature 10 Live Seminars running from 8am – 8pm (BST) along with over 100 on demand pre-recorded seminars from some fantastic experts in mental health, wellbeing, healthcare and much more. A full day of knowledge, advice and inspiration on so many topics important to mental health.

We already have sessions confirmed on Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth), Overcoming Depression and Anxiety, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Self Harm, Suicide Prevention, General Wellbeing, Meditation, Nutrition and so many more.

View confirmed seminars here.

We have a Virtual Exhibition Hall! Our exhibition list has great variety, with lots of our key exhibitors and sponsors including charities, care facilities, wellbeing supports, school wellbeing companies and much more!

When visiting the stands you will have the ability to chat to company reps, download brochures and documents, watch videos and interact with the stands as you would in a real-life event!

Our virtual setting will also allow you to meet companies from all across the globe in one place!

View our exhibition information here.

Our exciting new platform has been optimised by event experts and designers to give our visitors as close to a real-event experience as possible with stunning graphics, interactive capabilities and the ability to chat with exhibitiors, network with fellow visitors and attend seminars from the comfort of your home.

We are looking forward to bringing you the future of events, with more opportunties to connect with people across the globe and feel truly involved in such a special and important event.

Virtual Platform Demo

To enquire about taking part in our event, please event events@ajuda.org.uk for more information, or visit our Seminars and Exhibitor Pages.

Speakers Announced for Free January Wellbeing Webinar!

If you’re looking to kick off 2021 in a positive and productive way, why not join us for our FREE Wellness and Wellbeing webinar on January 14th?

We’re planning a morning of inspiration and top tips on ways to promote a positive lifestyle and make a change for the next upcoming year. The webinar will run from 10am – 12pm via Zoom.

So far, we have talks planned for Meditation, Nutrition and Exercise – and some amazing speakers who will give you practical and simple tips on boosting your wellbeing for 2021.

Read more about the talks here:

A short session guiding participants through the practise of meditation. Explaining the benefits to health body mind and spirit and learning how to incorporate into your life as a regular daily routine.

Do you ever feel stretched stressed or overwhelmed, like there isn’t enough time or if you do take any time for you you feel guilty? This practical session will give you simple tools that you can use today so you can feel the way you want to feel, stop feeling guilty, have enough time and enjoy your life to the full.

Dolores works with all autoimmune diseases. Tune in and learn how three real life success stories of people turned their lives around from their debilitating symptoms through the natural methods that she uses.

We have a variety of different webinars planned for the first few months of 2021 which we are currently planning – our aim is to cover as many mental health & wellbeing topics as possible to provide our attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to support others and themselves in times of need.

We are currently planning a Children’s Mental Health for February, Eating Disorders for March and Workplace Stress for April.

Read more about out upcoming webinars here.

Stress Awareness Day: 5 Stress-Busting Activities

Stress Awareness Day takes place on the first Wednesday of every November (the 4th, in this case) and is promoted to help raise awareness of stress, its effects, and how we can work together to combat this.

According to a 2018 study, over 74% of  adults in the UK  have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope in the past 12 months.

If unacknowledged, stress can cause all sorts of issues such as substance misuse, burnout, depression and more. Stress also accounts for a high proportion of sick days in work and can effect someone’s whole life.

To help, we’ve suggested 5 stress-busting activities for you to try:

1. Get That Body Moving!

Yes, you guessed it – exercise was always going to be one of the very first points on our list, and that’s because it really does work! Research shows that by exercising, our bodies produce stress-busting endorphins, even if it’s just for a little bit per day. Whether it’s dancing, running, swimming or an activity of your choice – getting your heart pumping is a great way to beat stress.

2. Tell a Friend

Whether it’s a work, personal or financial issue that is causing your overall feeling of stress, sharing your feelings with somebody you trust can be a great way of relieving some of the building tension in your mind.

They may be able to suggest a solution or path you hadn’t considered, or maybe just offer a comforting word and an ear to listen. Keeping our emotions to ourselves is known to impact negatively on mental health – so always speak up!

3. Do Something That Makes You Happy

We all have those little hobbies that we love, but never seem to have enough time to do. If you feel overwhelmed with work and deadlines, “wasting” time on fun activities and hobbies may seem counter-productive, but it’s really the opposite!

Taking some time out to do something you really enjoy is like pressing the reset switch after a hard day, and can help to relieve stress and tension while also promoting happiness. Spend some time to read a book, play with a pet, or listen to music to refresh your mind.

4. Practice Some Mindfulness

You don’t have to get the yoga mat out or get into a deep meditative state to practice some everyday mindfulness, which will go a long way to alleviate those little moments of stress that creep in to every day life.

You could start with some simple mindful breathing exercises, focusing on your breathing and how the air feels flowing around your body. Some people try slowing down their movements such as walking or stretching and paying close attention to every feeling they experience in their body.

5. Make a Note of It

If you are having a hard time making sense of some of your feelings and emotions, such as high levels of stress, then writing them down and making some notes could be an effective way of tracking your triggers and limits.

The process of writing down your feelings will not only create a calmer mood once you have expressed yourself, but you can re-read your notes and try to figure out what types of places, people and situations seem to cause you the highest level of stress. Limiting your contact with these particular people and places will highly likely be an instant destress tool for you to implement in daily life.

We hope some of these tips will help with calming that stress – let us know if any worked for you or if you have any favourites of your own that you would recommend by Tweeting us at @mhwshow or find us on Facebook at Mental Health & Wellbeing Show to join in the conversation with lots of other mental health professionals. 

Exhibitor Sales Now Open for MHW Cardiff 2021!

Exhibitor Sales Now Open for MHW Cardiff 2021!

View Booked Exhibitors Here

Book Your Organisation’s Stand Here

Alongside our great Online Events, did you know we are also planning a big LIVE event for 2021 in Cardiff City Stadium? 

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show will take place on 20th May 2021, after being postponed for the year due to the current pandemic. We can’t wait to bring you an amazing day full of inspiration and knowledge around a large number of mental health & wellbeing related topics. 

Learn more about the seminars here. 

As well as 30 seminars on offer, we also have a great exhibition with space for over 50 organisations to spread the word about their upcoming projects, services they provide or to raise awareness of the great work they go.

To view our current exhibitors, click here.   

We are currently looking for organisations to join our exhibition – this could be the perfect opportunity for your organisation!  

View our stand options here:

Banner Only:

Table Top Stand:  

Table Top + item in visitor bag:

2x2m Shell Scheme Stand: 

2x2m Shell Scheme + half page advert: 

4x2m Shell Scheme Stand:

4x2m Shell Scheme + half page advert: 

4x2m Shell Scheme + full page advert:

Now               After Early-Bird

£100                   £150

£499                   £549

£599                   £649

£799                   £849

£899                   £949

£999                 £1,049

£1,100              £1,149

£1,200              £1,249

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the office on 02922 400382 or email events@ajuda.org.uk

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The MHW Show is going virtual for 2020!

Despite the ongoing situation of COVID-19, it’s important that people across the world feel connected, engaged and busy during this period of uncertainty. The MHW Show team recognise the importance of this, and we have decided to organise a new virtual conference to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week which starts on 18th May! 

Our new event: Mental Health & Wellbeing ONLINE will begin on the 18th May and run until 21st May, with lots on offer from the comfort of your living room!

From 10am – 12pm on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May we will be running FREE online conference sessions featuring a range of speakers, with a partner charity selected every day.

On Thursday 21st, we will be running a six-hour conference from 9am – 3pm with a fantastic line-up of mental health experts for just £12 per ticket! (A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to our three featured charities from earlier in the week)

Tickets for both the FREE events and the MAIN EVENT can both be ordered via this link. 

 

Monday 18th May – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Samira Mohammed Ali – The Kindness Wheel and Breathing Exercises

Chris Kingsbury – Introducing the access to work mental health support service

Charlotte Hopkins – What’s Co-occurring? The Unexpected Wellbeing Harms Impacting Your Team

Rhian Mannings MBE– Supporting suddenly bereaved families

 

Tuesday 19th May – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Julian John – Positive About Potential

Dr Bridget Kirsopp – Can You Be Logical About Kindness?

Gwen Goddard – Kindness When It’s Difficult 

Phil Davies – Men’s Shed UK

 

Wednesday 20th May – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mark Colbourne MBE – “I Know I Made a Difference”

Jennifer Barnfield – The PEPP Talk

Emily Nuttall – Mental Health First Aid

Linda James – Be Kind or Be Quiet

 

Thursday 21st May – 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Betty Ann Kitchener (AM) – The History of the MHFA Program – it all started with a dog walk

Steve Carr – Emotional Recovery after Experiencing a Crisis 

Mark Williams – The Importance of Father’s Mental Health

Lloyd Ashley – “We all need to know our toolkit”

Tolouse Dove Francis – ‘Option B: Finding Joy in spite of”

Sue Worrall – Nutrition

Anil Gupta – The Happiness Formula

To book a free ticket for the Monday to Wednesday sessions, or to buy a £12 ticket for the Thursday, you can easily book on Eventbrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-wellbeing-show-online-tickets-103313425236

ANNOUNCEMENT: MHW Show to be Postponed

Due to the current escalation of the COVID-19 virus, and the unpredictability faced in the next few months, we regret to inform you that the Mental Health & Wellbeing Show is being postponed for a year.

The new date of the event is 20th May 2021 in Cardiff City Stadium.

This decision from the organizing team was not taken lightly, however our duty of care to our visitors, speakers, exhibitors and staff is our utmost priority in this situation. We want to ensure that every single participant of our event feels safe and able to attend the event regardless of their age or level of health.

Holding back the event for a whole year will ensure we can provide an event to the size and scale we strive for, while also not compromising the overall experience for our customers.

Please hold on to your free entry tickets, as they will still be valid for the 2021 event.

On a positive note, we are still hoping our October Talking Mental Health Conference will be able to go ahead, and as a goodwill gesture we would like to offer all attendees of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Show a £30 discount to attend the October event.

Discounted Ticket Link Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-mental-health-national-conference-2020-tickets-80017104313?discount=MHW20

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continued support, and we look forward to bringing you our exciting events at a more stable time.

Best wishes,

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show Team

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