Punk 4 Mental Health


Up and down the country, there are thousands of people doing good deeds every day, and we decided to celebrate the great work that charities undergo with a regular feature on Tuesdays, to tie-in with #CharityTuesday on Twitter. This week, we caught up with Kathy DiTondo to find out more about an upcoming event supporting mental health funding and awareness taking place in London in March/April.

Please can you tell us what the Punk 4 Mental Health event in March is and what will be taking place? How did the event come about, what are the aims and who will it be supporting?
The Punk 4 Mental Health event is intended to raise funding for and awareness of mental health in the England. We are hosting a series of events in London the week of 27 March through 1 April in the name of my beloved sister Linda who died in April 2015. She battled bipolar disorder and depression her entire life. We are seeking to raise funding conducted by Dr. Joel Vos professor and noted psychologist associated with the University of Roehampton in London:

I will be doing a book reading from my book "I Was a Teen Guitarist 4 the Clash" as part of the Punk 4 Mental Health Festival at the legendary Dublin Castle in London on 29 March 2017. The week culminates with mental health talks, live music and an art exhibit at the Underdog Gallery in London on 1 April 2017.

Below is Kathy with a piece of her original artwork which is to be displayed on 1 April 2017. Photo credit (c) Patrick Griffin.


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