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Well Being Gloucestershire 

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Breaking Down Mental Health Barriers

A special event organised by Encounter Church and the independence trust to tackle the stigma of mental health in Gloucestershire. There will be a number of fantastic speakers, workshops and all ages are welcome. Activities will be provided for children and lunch with live music will be provided.

A FestivALL Event Saturday 9th June

Hosted by Encounter Church Winchcombe from 10:30am to 4pm

(subject to change)

10:30am Arrival and Coffee and Biscuits

10:45am Welcome – Fernley Hext, Lead Pastor, Encounter Church

Introduction – Andrew Wood, Senior Bridge Builder, Independence Trust (MC)

11:00am First Speaker – Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration at 2gether Trust along
with Dan Beale–Cocks co-chair of the Tackling Stigma Together campaign

11:20am Second Speaker – Simon Price, Peer Development manager for Independence Trust and has lived
experience as well as having worked for MIND for many years in the Midlands.

11:40am 10 minute break to top up coffee etc

11:50am Introduction to afternoon workshops and marketplace stalls

12:00am Third Speaker – Patrick Regan OBE, Kintsugi Hope Kintsugi Hope exists to create safe and supportive
spaces for people suffering with mental and emotional health challenges.

12:30pm Lunch (Sandwiches and drinks – provided by Encounter Church) and live music over lunch break

13:15pm Afternoon Workshops and children’s activities in adjoining church house, No 9 Gretton Road
including Bouncy Castle in garden weather permitting

13:15pm WAM Workshop – Gemma Madle, Director and Founder – mental health and self esteem in young

14:00pm KINTSUGI HOPE Workshop – Patrick Regan, OBE

14:45pm 5 WAYS TO WELLBEING workshop – ANDREW WOOD (Independence Trust)

15:00pm MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WELLBEING workshop – MHELO (Use photography, mindfulness and
nature to slow down, improve your mental health and wellbeing, become more focused, clarify your
vision, increase your productivity and to tell your story)

Key contact details:

Name: Fernley Hext, Lead Pastor
Organisation: Encounter Church
Email address: pastor@encounterchurch.org.uk
Phone number: 01242 604552
Mobile number: 07557 144226

Andrew Wood, Senior Bridge Builder
Independence Trust
01242 512812
07837 128326



June 9
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Encounter Church
Gretton Road,
Winchcombe, GL54 5EE United Kingdom
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01242 604552