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Mental health and the joy of creativity, with Arlo Parks

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June 3, 2021 • 12:00 pm PDT

Join in this special discussion on the arts and mental health, curated by and featuring Arlo Parks.

20-year-old singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, whose debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams was released to great acclaim this January winning her a BRIT award as British Breakthrough Act, has spoken movingly about her mental health difficulties and how the creative arts have significantly improved her relationship with herself.

For this special event, chaired by Guardian multimedia journalist Iman Amrani, Parks has curated a panel that will explore the overwhelmingly positive relationship between creativity and mental health. Arlo will join Cecilia Knapp, Young People’s Laureate for London, and JJ Tatten, CEO of The Warren Youth Project in Hull, as they discuss how as a young person, you can access the benefits of the arts. They will put forward practical advice for harnessing your creativity which will ultimately improve wellbeing.

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