No Panic (Sutton & Merton) a group for those coping with panic and anxiety, have worked with writer and storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton, for several years. Thanks to funds from Awards for All the group have written a self-help book for people experiencing panic or anxiety.

The book shares personal experiences of struggling with panic and anxiety, practical and creative strategies for ways of coping, along with poems and stories about attitudes towards mental health. No Panic hopes the book will bring relief to those who are suffering with panic and anxiety, help families and carers, inform the wider public, and eradicate shame and stigma linked to the condition. The book is full of testimonies that even in the darkest moments hope can be found, and is full of helpful ideas about how to face fears and live a braver life.

Sally Pomme Clayton will introduce the event and members of No Panic will read poems and stories from the book, and share how writing the book and participating in creative writing sessions has helped their sense of wellbeing. Richy K Chandler will talk about the illustrations he created for the book. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation and readings.

Join us for an afternoon of stories and poems from the book ‘The No Panic Book of Not Panicking’, written by No Panic (Sutton & Merton), creative writing exercises written by Sally Pomme Clayton, edited by Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrated by Richy K Chandler and produced by Daniela Paolucci at Apples and Snakes.

When:  Saturday 21 October, 3-4.30pm
Where: Reading Room, level 2, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
Tickets: FREE, no need to book just turn up!
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‘The No Panic Book of Not Panicking’
Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund