A photographic exhibition and a book inspired by Lundy Island celebrate recovery from mental illness.
To The Lighthouse (And Back) not only celebrates recovery but heralds the launch of a new user-led mental health group Mental Fight Club. The black and white images document a symbolic trip to Lundy Island organised by Sarah Wheeler, the Club's Founder-Director and herself a survivor of a severe bi-polar depersonalisation disorder.
The show and book are presented as a personal landmark in her ongoing recovery and as a gift for her three most stalwart long-term carers who accompanied her – friends Stephen Burrows and Heloise Osborne and father Strace Wheeler.
SE1-based Mental Fight Club aims to hold two events each year to explore mental well-being (and the mental fight required to achieve it) in all fields of human endeavour and experience including the arts, religion, science, philosophy, sport.
• To The Lighthouse (and Back) is at Southwark Cathedral's Refectory, open daily 10am-5pm, until Sunday 15 May; free.
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