Produced By: CLICK Art Foundation

CLICK Art Foundation – Show for World Suicide Prevention Day

Genre:
Creative Community
Opens:
12 Sep 2024
Times:
12 Sep, 19:30

Champion Health recently collated statistics around suicide, finding:

  • Over 700,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds (World Health Organisation)
  • 115 people die by suicide in the UK every week – with 75% of those deaths being male (ONS)
  • 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts (NHS Digital).

The Arts – whether through watching or being involved – have long been known to promote opportunity, connectivity and empowerment, and are a combat to loneliness and isolation which are huge factors when it comes to poor mental health.

CLICK Arts Foundation present an evening of joy, entertainment and escapism through dance, poetry and music – as well as information and support, as they are joined by keynote speakers: Founder of The Pierce Perspective –  Andy Pierce, The NHFT Suicide Prevention Team, Kezzabelle Ambler who will also run a micro weaving words workshop to show the power of writing for self expression, Cryohub Bedford, MG Mixology – the therapeutic Barman with a non alcoholic cocktail, and we will be treated to the uplifting song stylings of Velvet Engine, and Amii Dawes.  The evening is hosted by the fab-u-lous Dark Sugar AND our CLICK dancers will even be leading a Burlesque “taster workshop” that we’d love you to join us in!

There are fabulous wellbeing themed raffle prizes, and the event is sponsored by Pearson Business Book Club: https://www.pearson.com/en-gb/higher-education/students/careers/book-club.html which means all ticket sales can go to benefit the charities!!