Getahead’s mental health and wellbeing festival goes virtual


Getahead Festival

On Friday 17 April not-for-profit organisation Getahead will be launching its first all-day virtual mental health and wellbeing festival.

Accessible to anyone with an internet connection, it will be streaming from 10am to 5pm, encompassing Getahead’s three pillars: health, development and fun.

Since its launch in 2018, Getahead has been on a mission to positively impact a billion people. The team are creating a community where they bring together organisations, charities and people from within the health and wellness sphere to raise awareness about the importance of mental health, personal wellbeing and talking.

2020’s virtual festival will be available through Getahead’s YouTube channel and guests will be able to sign up for a free ticket and access through Dice.

The aim of the festival is to bring some fun, a little light relief but also some important life skills for coping with working from home, with conversations about coping with stress and mental health at this time.

The event will be split into three parts: Health in the morning, Development during the day and Fun in the early afternoon.

The morning session will kick off with a workout class with Bodyweight D, who will be doing a simple workout class that the whole family can enjoy.

Nutritionist Le’Nise Brothers will be running a session on ‘How to Build Your Mental Resilience with Diet and Lifestyle.’ She will also be talking about how to keep healthy during lockdown and ways to avoid the junk food cravings.

In the Development section, there will be a talk from DJ and sleep scientist Tom Middleton on ‘Anxiety and Sleep. How to break the cycle.’ Tom creates a lot of the music for the best selling app Calm and will be helping guests understand more about the effect of anxiety on sleep.

Chevy Rough will also be talking about critical thinking and how it is so important at this time. His session will be on ‘How to Unlock Energy, Focus and Clear Thinking for the Road Ahead’.

The festival will be rounded off with some fun and there will be a mindful drinking cocktail making session with Pritesh Mody from World of Zing.

All speakers and brand partners are giving their time and product for free to support the festival.

Getahead is also hoping to hold a physical festival on 11 September at Omeara in Southwark.

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