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
Co-founder Thrive 2020
Connecting for Health
Bringing Community Together with Food
Rosie and the Channel Swim
The Bailiwick and The Daily Mile
The Fog Will Lift
How to Crash at 230mph
Professional Actor and Improv Specialist
Shedding Shoulder to Shoulder
Schedule may be subject to change
|13:00||Welcome: A Thriving Community||Greg Lydall|
|13:20||How to survive a crash at 230mph||Zef Eisenberg|
|13:40||Shoulder to shoulder: shedding in Guernsey||Mark Smith|
|14:00||The Bailiwick and the Daily Mile||Alun Williams|
|14:20||BREAK + DAILY MILE||Alun Williams|
|14:40||Rosie and the Channel Swim||Rosie Williams|
|15:00||Guernsey Man Club||Phil Surry|
|15:20||All you need is "laugh"||Jorge Amorim|
|15:40||Arts on Prescription||Hugh Rose|
|16:00||Hoffice | Offices for Happy Healthy Humans||John Hibbs|
|16:40||OLIO: The first zero food waste island?||Eliska Joudalova|
|17:00||Making connections that support you!||Bella Farrell|
|17:20||*Insert title here*||Ollie Davies|
|17:40||The fog will lift||Sian Jones|
|18:00||CLOSE & THANKS||Greg Lydall|
Donate to Thrive2020
Thrive 2020 is the mental health spin off of The Dandelion Foundation, which aims to inspire Guernsey to become the best place to live on earth by 2020. Thrive 2020 is raising a Mental Health Innovation Fund to be spent on unconditional innovation in Guernsey. The three-year Innovation Fund will kick-start Guernsey to become the first country to “solve” the complex challenge of mental health in a sustainable way. We encourage individuals and organisations to support us to achieve breakthrough innovation in a jurisdiction capable of implementing imaginative solutions.
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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.