Drinks reception with Edmund de Waal, OBE

In September 2013, Mind's CEO Paul Farmer welcomed some of our most generous funders, alongside senior staff, a selection of our corporate supporters and high profile media contacts , to a late summer reception in the city of London, kindly hosted by Marsh UK.

From the Terrace of Marsh's roof-top hospitality suite, guests enjoyed an exclusive panoramic view of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge as the sun set over the Thames.

Following drinks and canapes, Paul Farmer welcomed the award-winning artist and writer, Edmund de Waal OBE, as a special guest speaker.


Edmund's moving talk, recounting his experience uncovering a previously unspoken family history of mental ill-health, moved many in the audience to tears. Many guests were touched and inspired by his reflections on the impact of mental health problems on families. 

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