We are pleased to announce the full programme for Hay Festival 2018.


Event 398

Kate Harding and Benna Waites

Men and Suicide: The People Left Behind

Venue: Compass

Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under 50. Kate Harding, a hospice doctor and part- time GP whose anaesthetist husband, Richard, committed suicide last year, explores the legacy that suicide leaves to those left behind. Along with Kate and other panellists, Benna Waites, Joint Head of Psychology in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, looks at what sense can be made of this troubling loss of life, and what could be done to change it.

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Event 414

Patrick Barkham, Isabel Hardman, Rob Pickford

Wayfaring: Talgarth

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus

The writers look at how 'prescribing nature' and a daily dose of wildness can help our mental health, and explore themes of nature deprivation and social isolation. Isabel Hardman, assistant editor of The Spectator, found relief from depression in being outdoors (and is author of the forthcoming The Natural Health Service: What the Great Outdoors can do for Your Mind), talks with Patrick Barkham, author of Badgerlands, Coastlines and Islander. They are joined by Rob Pickford, Chair of Wildlife Trust Wales. After the conversation there will be a a walk around a flagship Brecknock nature reserve, Pwll-y-Wrach, led by Gwent Wildlife Trust CEO Ian Rappel, in the Black Mountains.

Bus will take you to Talgarth Tabernacle and returns to Hay Festival by 1pm
Price: £15.00