Stayin' Alive - a fun, guided, stigma busting cultural walk and celebration of World Mental Health Day
Dear friends of CoolTan Arts,
We would like to invite you to join us for Stayin' Alive - a fun, guided, stigma busting cultural walk and celebration of World Mental Health Day.
Saturday 12 October 2013, 11.30am-approx 4pm
Start: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ (outside the main entrance)
Finish: South Bank
Length: 4.8 miles
By taking part in this sponsored walk you will help raise much needed funds for CoolTan Arts, enabling us to support more people with mental distress, through creative arts workshops and self-advocacy training.
This year’s walk theme is ‘Stayin’ Alive’ - exploring the idea of hope. As we walk the route together we will share what inspires us and makes life worth living through talks, discussion, performance and art! CoolTan Arts have created a Hope Wall to share ideas before the walk: http://cooltanartshopewall.tumblr.com/
How to register for the walk:
There is a registration fee of £5 unwaged, £10 waged.
• Register Online at www.cooltanarts.org.uk
• Call us on 020 7701 2696.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Once you are registered CoolTan Arts can provide you with a sponsorship form.
• Or, create your own online fundraising page on JustGiving.
The Largactyl Shuffle is a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art, exercise, humour and history. The walk is named after the oldest anti-psychotic drug Largactil that can have extreme physical side effects including a distinctive shambolic gait, or ‘shuffling’. Largactyl Shuffle walks have been running since 2006 and are designed and led by CoolTan Arts volunteers who entertain walkers with talks and other surprises along the way.
The whole walk is 4.8 miles long and is suitable for people with disabilities and wheel chair users – do as much as you like. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks, wear suitable clothes and sensible footwear. The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find the group of walkers on the day.