Wed, Oct 09, 2019 · 18:30

Our problems with mental health cover a wide spectrum from wellbeing to crisis. When things get really bad we all need professional help. But what are our responsibilities for managing our own wellbeing as well as our friends’ and families’? Are we alert enough to the difference we can make? Do we think of ourselves as mental health ‘first aiders’? A crisis this broad demands a balance between personal and professional action. What part do we play in the solution?

Our special guests include:
Marie Oakes, Founder & CEO, The Trend Academy
Nicholas Walsh, Researcher, Psychology & Expert on Development of Mental Health problems, University of East Anglia 

Chair: Ceri Thomas, Editor and Partner, Tortoise 

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?
A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

Drinks from 6.00pm, starts promptly at 6.30pm. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can 'SlinkIn'!
If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing
We film our ThinkIns so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person.
Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.

Category: Attractions | Talks & Lectures

Venue details: The Council Chamber, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom