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Camilla Nord & Harriet Gibsone: Are you OK?

Camilla Nord & Harriet Gibsone: Are you OK?

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With a 44% increase in referrals to NHS mental health services between 2016/7 and 2021/2, the UK is facing a mental health crisis. Are we being underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed, under-treated or overtreated? It’s hard to know what to believe and where to get advice and support.

Dr Camilla Nord, neuroscientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, and author of The Balanced Brain, cuts through the jargon to explain the latest scientific and technological developments in treating mental disorders.

She will be in conversation with Harriet Gibsone, whose memoir Is this OK? charts her teenage online obsessions and struggles with early menopause and getting pregnant.

Click here for more information about Camilla's work at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

If you, or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, and are affected by the topics of this talk, help is available. The following helplines can provide advice and information but not crisis support:

Mind Infoline:
Call: 0300 123 3393 (local call rates apply, 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri)

Text: 86463


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


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