Stay On Track with the Livestream

Published: 15/10/2021

Over 200 people attended The Tank Museum’s annual wellbeing event On Track for World Mental Health Day.

Members of the local community, many of which were serving military, veterans, or emergency services employees, came together to connect at On Track for World Mental Health Day.

A man in a blue shirt presents on stage in the Tank Museum's Cold War Hall. People are seated watching. The Sherman 'Fury' tank can be seen in the background

Guests heard from speakers, including Bowra Foundation Founder Mark Bowra, took part in specialist workshops, and could speak to local organisations about mental health resources and strategies to implement in everyday life.

Rosanna Dean, Visitor Experience General Manager, said, “We partnered with some fantastic organisations to provide a safe space and hear from individuals who have stories to tell that may help and inspire others.

“This was only The Museum’s second On Track event, due to having to cancel the event back in 2020 because of the pandemic.

“With 1 in 6 of us likely to experience a mental health issue this year and bearing in mind COVID safety, we decided to offer the event free as a Livestream on a dedicated YouTube Channel.

“The event has grown considerably since its initial debut and this year’s event has proved that by coming together as a wider community, we can work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and The Tank Museum can offer a safe space to facilitate that.

“We would like to thank all the speakers that took part, the organisations that attended and our partner agencies that funded the event. We look forward to coming together for next year’s event.”

A man in a navy blue suit presents on stage in the Tank Museum's Cold War Hall. People are seated watching and a large screen shows a slide for the "On Track" event. The Sherman 'Fury' tank can be seen in the background

Discover all the events, workshops and speakers from the day with the On Track Livestream, available to watch here.


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