Live In Coversation with Naomie Harris

Heads On are very pleased to announce that "In Conversation with Naomie Harris" will be taking place virtually on Friday 11th September from 2-3pm, for anyone with mental health challenges to attend.

Join this live conversation with the wonderful actor Naomie Harris (pictured) as she talks to Radio 4's acclaimed film programme presenter, Francine Stock.

This is your chance to hear from this Hollywood star and find out a bit more about the human being behind the public persona as she shares reflections on life, both in front of the camera and away from the bright lights of the screen. Together with acclaimed presenter Francine Stock, they will chat about the vulnerabilities and fragilities, as well as the strengths, we all share as fellow humans, and consider both the optimism and challenges of looking forward to tomorrow in these unprecedented times. This is an interactive event so you can join in by posting questions to her live!

Book now to secure your place.

This virtual event is part of the Make for Tomorrow project. Make For Tomorrow has been devised by Arts Council England, Heads On, the Make Your Mark team at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, artists, mental health carers and service users. The programme, created by Arts Over Borders, will be a series of online conversations with actors, musicians, visual artists and performers as they exchange experiences of living through the coronavirus lockdown.

The ten-week project includes a digital programme of multi-arts workshops, short courses, discussions, conversations and performances for people both in hospital and in the community, curated by Hospital Rooms. 

Make For Tomorrow is for adults living with mental ill health in both in-patient settings and those accessing community support services, finishing with a week-long digital festival running from 9-15th November 2020.

“The pandemic has caused great practical and mental challenges for everyone” said Rachael Duke, Head of Charity for Heads On. “The feelings of isolation and anxiety that are often felt have been multiplied for many people by the lockdown and the continued disruption to lives everywhere.

“At the same time, there is a renewed national appreciation of the NHS, as well as new realisation of the challenges of mental health problems. Make For Tomorrow is an exciting collaboration between an NHS charity, Arts Council England, artists, arts programmers, mental health carers, technology providers and those with lived experience of mental health challenges.

“Art can play a transformative role in the lives of people living with mental health challenges, which in turn can enrich contemporary art. We hope that Make For Tomorrow will be a vital new programme of events in the arts calendar.”

For more information, please visit www.makeyourmarknhs.org. Thank you to Arts Council England and NHS Charities Together for their help in funding this project.

How you can help

Whether you make a donation, attend an event or fundraise for us, every penny will help make life better for people with mental health problems.