There will be a Mental Wellbeing event between 1pm and 5pm on Thursday 23rd October, which will include a Mental Wellbeing Fair and a screening of the Finding Mike documentary.
Six years ago Jonny Benjamin, having recently been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, went to Waterloo Bridge to take his own life; a stranger, who he nicknamed “Mike”, stopped him. At the beginning of this year Jonny launched a campaign to find “Mike”iand his search was included in a documentary to raise awareness about suicide, which was released in May 2014. It is deeply moving, but overall a story of hope.
Following the screening there will be a question and answer session with the film’s Executive Producer Richard Bentley, Producer Natasha Coleman and Director Sam Forsdike after which there will be a panel discussion on the University’s initiative to become a ‘Suicide Safer’ community.
The Mental Wellbeing Fair will be open 1:00pm -1:45pm in the Dance Studio (EEG100) and then again from 4.20pm until 5:00pm. The screening will take place at 1.45pm in the Yelland Lecture Theatre and EE1061.
To book your place at the screening please email ‘mike’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
We very much hope that you will be able to join us for the afternoon and experience first-hand both Jonny’s story and contribute to the University discussions around the important area of Mental Wellbeing.