Saturday 27 July 2013

Everything stops for tea x

Normally on the 27th July I would be inviting you in for tea as part of Abi's monthly meme, but today I will not be at home. Instead I will be here........

This is Bristol Harbour Festival ..................

Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK's largest public festivals and a chance for the city to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. Over 250,000 festival fans head down to the 2 mile stretch along Bristol's waterfront to party, dance and relax. This year the festival will take place from 26th - 28th July.

I will be volunteering for Time to Change at their popup village...............

The Time to Change Village  is an interactive space, where the public can have open conversations about mental health, whilst engaging in a range of activities and having lots of fun.
When people meet our Village Volunteers with lived experience they will find out more about the realities of mental health. This helps to challenge the prejudices and stereotypes which often lead to discrimination.
I went to Bristol for training on Monday and met some wonderful people. I am doing two stints of four hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Most of my readers will know my history but if you are new then I have been diagnosed with Bipolar affective disorder and I may also have Emotionally unstable personality disorder too (this is fairly new). I have had several major depressions and am currently recovering from a stint which began in January this year. I have never been afraid to talk honestly and opennly about my mental health and I wanted to do something positive to support Time to Change who work very hard in order to help people like myself.

So if you are in the Bristol area come and give me a wave while I chat to people.


  1. I feel like we at least had a quick chat before you dashed off for Bristol! Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. Good to see you will be having lots of important conversations today. Good to give back. Have a great day x

  3. Will be thinking of you today Jo and the great work you are doing x x x

  4. Hope you have a good day,'s good that there are people like yourself who can talk to others about the realities of living with these issues
    Alison xx

  5. Hoping the day goes really well for you and everyone else John and I love that poster!

  6. Love the quote Jo and will be thinking and praying about you today. Hope you will get some good and rewarding conversations with the public. x

  7. Hope today goes well - what a great thing to be helping with. May e we can chat more about it over next month's cup of tea x

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  9. Hi Jo! It's so good to be back and catching up with a glorious selection of scrapbooking and reading and storytelling and all the good things you have been up to. Your layouts are all so lovely to look at..the details and the wonderful colours tell me how you were feeling when you were sticking :) :)

    Hope you had a great time ..this looks like an amazing thing to be associated with

  10. Hi Jo, I'm just catching up with your blog after being away on holidays! Hope the Time to Change project went really well x


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