At the The Rialto Theater, Brighton, 6th November 2019, an evening of music and spoken word was held with local performers to raise money for As You Are to run groups for young people and people in the local community to raise awareness on mental health issues. Groups will be running at venues across Sussex and will offer resources and hope to people in our community experiencing mental ill health, while offering friends and family tools and information so they can be confident when offering support to friends and family. We want to get people talking about mental health.
Mission: To be a voice promoting a community where people experiencing mental ill-health, their friends, families and other in the local community feel confident to have helpful and meaningful conversations around mental health and to provide space where people can stand together to challenge stigma associated with mental ill-health.
Purpose: To promote and provide training and awareness groups that empower people in our local community to feel confident to initiate open and helpful dialogue with people experiencing times of mental ill-health or distress.