'It’s Mental Live' Returns To Wanderers

It's Mental Live

The North West’s largest wellbeing event, ‘It’s Mental Live’, delivered in partnership with Bolton Wanderers in the Community (BWitC), will return to the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Friday 1st March.

Following a successful inaugural launch last year, which saw over 1,100 people attend the event that hosted over 80 exhibitors working in the mental health space, the event will return this week, continuing its mission to educate, inspire and motivate people to take control of their mental and physical wellbeing.

The event is expected to attract up to 2,000 people across 13 Wellbeing Zones and for the first time, will be split into two sessions; daytime, 10am-5pm and evening, 7pm-11pm.

The daytime session will be host exhibitors and deliver activities including coaching sessions, physical sports activities and holistic therapies, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers including Wanderers’ Chairman Sharon Brittan, First Team Manager Ian Evatt, CEO Neil Hart, CEO of Bolton Wanderers in the Community Phil Mason, TV personalities Ferne McCann and CEO of Shoorah Lorri Haines, former footballer Colin Hendry and two times Guinness World Record holder Zee Jogi, plus many more.

Bringing together experts in the field of blue light wellbeing, culture and employee engagement, midlife pressures and invisible illnesses, practitioners will share their experience of managing wellbeing in work and in life.

The evening session will see some of the UK’s most loved personalities and household names take to the main stage, interviewed by the North West’s sport journalist and broadcaster, Richard Askam. Frank Bruno MBE will be discussing life after his bipolar disorder diagnosis and what motivated him to take control.

Joining Frank will be Clarke and Carrie Carlisle, Bernie Hollywood OBE JP, Sam Jalloh international tennis coach and war survivor, and Francesca Amber - the host of the UK’s number one podcast for self development.

In addition, some of the region’s largest organisations will be sharing strategies on how they’ve tackled mental health challenges and there will be over 30 treatments, therapies and activities available to take part in from sound baths and ice baths to from rock climbing and meditation.

Lancashire-based tech entrepreneur Stephen Robinson was inspired to establish It’s Mental - a tech-powered on-line community and subsequently It’s Mental Live following the loss of both his brother and brother-in-law to suicide in the space of just eighteen months, and his own subsequent mental breakdown.

“Our aim is to make mental fitness a priority and to dispel the stigma of mental health being something negative."
Stephen Robinson, Founder of It's Mental

"It’s imperative that as individuals we are mentally and physically fit, because if we are, we’re more resilient and can deal with what life throws at us.

“Our team received so much positive feedback from last year’s event, and we hope that each year it will become bigger and better and in doing so will make a difference to peoples’ mental wellness.”

Phil Mason, Chief Operating Officer at Bolton Wanderers and Chief Executive Officer at Bolton Wanderers in the Community concluded: “We are delighted to be welcoming It’s Mental Live back to Bolton Wanderers in March.

“Last year’s event proved a huge success and we are proud to be hosting Stephen and his team once again.

“As a club with community at its heart, the promotion of positive mental and physical wellbeing is a top priority for us.

"The club’s official charity BWitC are pleased to partner closely with It’s Mental Live to deliver this unique event.

“We are looking forward to welcoming lots of people to what we know will be a fulfilling and impactful day at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.”

It’s Mental Live have a 50% discount code available for Bolton Wanderers supporters who would like to attend the event.

To claim the discount, please use the code BWFCIML at checkout

To find out more about It’s Mental Live 2024 just click here www.itsmental.co.uk/live

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