Celebrate World Mental Health Day

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Celebrate World Mental Health Day with us Sat 10 Oct, 10am – 4pm Jubilee Library, Brighton, FREE

City Reads, Action for Happiness and Brighton & Hove Libraries bring you a day of simple, inspiring and friendly activities to promote happiness and boost health and wellbeing. Full running order below…

Happiness Cafe

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All day drop-in at Jubilee Library for informal conversations and special discounts on Temptations tea, coffee & cake!
Facilitated Happiness Cafe sessions:

11.15am: 10 Keys to Happiness

A workshop introducing Action for Happiness and inviting people to explore what the true meaning of a happy life. The session will focus on the ’10 Keys to Happiness’, which are scientifically proven ways to lead a happier life, and will include practical happiness-boosting exercises.

2.00pm: Happiness: An A-Z

A workshop inspired by Matt Haig’s hilarious guidebook for understanding humanity, ‘Humans – An A-Z’. Attendees will reflect upon the things, big or small, that bring happiness to their lives and  create a personal  A-Z of Happiness to take away. Led by Joshua French from Action for Happiness.

Brighton Books10.15am – 11.15am: Health Walk in the North Laine
(Meet outside Jubilee Library at 10am) Free

Join Sarah Hutchings (Artistic Director, City Reads) for a gentle stroll through Brighton’s historic North Laine exploring a few of its literary locations.

Colour Space11am – 4pm Colour Space with Woody’s Colour in Club (All day drop-in. Free)
Woody’s Colour In Club brings its cosmos of uncluttered graphics and coloured pencils to the library. A super-sized six metre long colouring-in sheet awaits humans of all ages at ‘Colour Space’.


Take part in any event on the day and enjoy discounted refreshments from Temptation Café in Jubilee Library.

PROGRAMME       Action for Happiness

11.15am Health Walk.

11am – 4pm Happiness Café (all day drop in)

11am – 4pm Colour in Club (all day drop in)

11am – 4pm Young, Human and Creative Exhibition of artwork

11.15am – Facilitated Happiness cafe session: 10 Keys to Happiness

12.15pm  – 12.45pm Read Aloud Taster session

1.00pm – 1.30pm Read Aloud Taster session

1.30pm – 2.00pm Bookchat Bibliotherapy

2.00pm Facilitated Happiness cafe session: Happiness: An A to Z

3.00pm – 3.30pm Read Aloud Taster session

3.30pm – 4.00pm Read Aloud Taster session

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