State of Mind have been invited to have our marquee down in Olympic Park Stratford on August 14th as part of a Time to Change Village

On Thursday 14 August 2014, a Time to Change Village will ‘pop up’ on South Lawn, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between 12 noon and 7.00pm.

At this one day, free family friendly festival of fun, volunteers will engage with people in conversations about what it’s like to live with a mental health problem. State of Mind will be there and London Broncos and hopefully Skolars players will be joining us in the afternoon.Time to change Leeds Marvin and SteveJohn at Kirkstall Festival

This event is a partnership between Time to Change and Mind Equality Improvement. It contributes to the Diverse Networks Let’s get Better Together – in East London to share good practice, increase levels of engagement and support visibility of Mind services offered locally to people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities.

Clare Balding, Broadcaster, Journalist and Retired Amateur Jockey

I think this is a hugely welcome initiative and I’m pleased that sport is part of a genuine and original event that allows mental health issues to be discussed and better understood.

Ade Adepitan MBE, Paralympian Medalist and TV Presenter

Stratford means the world to me and to see the venue of the greatest show on earth being used to challenge the stigma and discrimination of mental health issues makes me proud to be an East Ender. Wherever people are oppressed and face prejudice I will be there fighting in their corner. Everyone has the right to be themselves and live their life without being oppressed for their sexuality, gender or mental health.

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, Paralympic Medal Champion

When I started my sporting career, lots of people didn’t think you could be disabled and be competitive or be an athlete or train. There are still lots of people who think that if you have a mental health problem you can’t lead a normal life. This is not true. There is recovery. Every one of us has physical health and mental health. We need to look out for our family and friends and be there if they are having a hard time. It’s time to change our attitude.
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* Arts & Crafts * Balloons * Basketball * Boccia * Cinema * Circus * Face Painting * Fancy Dress * Giant Games * Goodies * Mini-Tennis * Music * Photo Boudoir * Rap * Rugby League * Singing * Sitting Volleyball * Sports * Stalls * Street Cricket * Tattoos * Theatre * Yorkshire Tea *

And more from: * Active People, Active Park * Age UK * Arthur Wharton Foundation * City & Hackney Mind * Dahab Dog Unplugged * Daily Life Ltd * Eclipse Arts * Ecominds * ELOP * Inna Vision * Gemma Newby * Lorraine Bowen * Likely Story * Mindfull * Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham * Mind Out * MC Will * Motivate East * Newham Adult Services * NHS East London * Positive East * Rainbow Hamlets * State of Mind * Yorkshire Tea *

The Greatest Little Show on Earth will take place on Thursday 14 August 2014 from 12noon – 7.00pm.

The Olympic Park is expected to be a hive of activity as the school summer holidays will be well underway across the capital.

This Time to Change Village will ‘pop up’ on the South Lawn Park (3). We will also have entertainers ‘popping up’ around other areas within close proximity to the village.

With the Olympic Stadium (1) as a backdrop and within close proximity to the ArcelorMittal Orbit (2) a children’s play Fountain (6), a series of Outdoor Rooms (7) and a Helter Skelter are a natural draw for the local community who are already actively engaging with the Park’s facilities regularly.

Our location is a large purpose built accessible public space on the South Lawn Park (3).

It has capacity for many thousands of people and has facilities to support a live performance and marquees. It is owned by The London Legacy Development Corporation.

South Lawn is very close to Stratford Westfield, rail, tube, bus and DLR station and benefits from a very high footfall.

If you are in the area on Thursday come and say hello