An unreasonably ambitious platform for solving mental health,

starting in a small self-governing community

 

 Our most recent event, “A Thriving Community” was held on October 13th
at The Les Cotils conference venue in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Thirteen of the top local and international minds were in one place,
celebrating our successes, unearthing local treasures, and inspiring with new ideas –
all working together to make Guernsey one of the happiest nations on Earth.

 

 

We were proud to partner with Guernsey’s first integrative
“Body & Mind” Conference…

…as well as the “Unseen Creatives” art exhibition by people affected by mental illness,
all at the same venue.

About Thrive 2020

Thrive2020 is an unreasonably ambitious mental health platform for solving mental health, starting in a self-governing jurisdiction with the intention to become one of the happiest places on Earth.

The challenge is big, daunting, and complex. The goal is audacious and, many reasonable people tell us, impossible.  We are reminded of the first person on the Moon and the four minute mile which, in their times were impossible – until it was done. Then it became the new normal.

In a world where we are connected 24/7, levels of loneliness are higher than ever. We move and laugh less, and eat and watch more. We throw away food yet children in Guernsey go to school hungry. We continue to lose islanders, especially men, to suicide. People may never work or shine because of a disability. We are at risk of losing our community spirit.

We have many hidden heroes – creatives, workers, carers, ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Thrive2020 plans to celebrate our heroes and create a few new ones.

Following on from the three previous groundbreaking Thrive 2020 events, the Dandelion Foundation proudly presents the fourth installment: Thrive 2020, A Thriving Community.

The event, as always, was designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way. Taking place on Saturday 13 October, in the Harry Bound Room at Les Cotils, it covered a full spectrum of thinking and solutions to coincide with the new Guernsey Partnership of Purpose strategy launched earlier this year. It also forms a bold vision that is in line with the  Government’s Future Guernsey plan to make Guernsey one of the happiest and healthiest countries in the world.

Our 2018 Speakers

Dr Greg Lydall

Dr Greg Lydall

Co-founder Thrive 2020

Bella Farrell

Bella Farrell

Connecting for Health

Elis Joudalova

Elis Joudalova

Bringing Community Together with Food

Rosie Williams

Rosie Williams

Rosie and the Channel Swim

Alun Williams

Alun Williams

The Bailiwick and The Daily Mile

Sian Jones

Sian Jones

The Fog Will Lift

Zef Eisenberg

Zef Eisenberg

How to Crash at 230mph

Oliver Davies

Oliver Davies

Professional Actor and Improv Specialist

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Shedding Shoulder to Shoulder

Phil Surry

Phil Surry

Founder of Guernsey's Man Club

John Hibbs

John Hibbs

Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy Humans

Jorge Amorim

Jorge Amorim

Laughing Yoga Guru

The Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change

13:00Welcome: A Thriving CommunityGreg Lydall
13:20How to survive a crash at 230mphZef Eisenberg
13:40Shoulder to shoulder: shedding in GuernseyMark Smith
14:00The Bailiwick and the Daily MileAlun Williams
14:20BREAK + DAILY MILEAlun Williams
14:40Rosie and the Channel SwimRosie Williams
15:00Guernsey Man ClubPhil Surry
15:20All you need is "laugh"Jorge Amorim
15:40Arts on PrescriptionHugh Rose
16:00Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy HumansJohn Hibbs
16:20BREAKGreg Lydall
16:40OLIO: The first zero food waste island?Eliska Joudalova
17:00Making connections that support you!Bella Farrell
17:20*Insert title here*Ollie Davies
17:40The fog will liftSian Jones
18:00CLOSE & THANKSGreg Lydall

Our Partners

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Get in Touch

The Dandelion Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2016 based on a project started in 2014 by Marc Winn and Jock Pettitt focused on helping make Guernsey the best place to live on Earth by 2020. The Foundation’s main purpose is to inspire self-governing nations like Guernsey to accelerate breakthrough innovation and unlock human potential.

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