Mental Fitness Workout/Workshop

Sunday 23rd February 2020, 14:00 — 15:30

During Re-Wiring Wellness, Makerversity looks at ways to challenge tech’s social impact. This programme forms part of Somerset House‘s wider programme exploring themes surrounding wellness. It runs alongside Somerset House Studios’ Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy programme. During 24/7‘s closing weekend Re-Wiring Wellness explores health tech’s challenges and solutions.

Mental Fitness Workout/Workshop


23 February, 2pm-3.30pm

30 places, £10

Lancaster Rooms, New Ring, Somerset House, New Wing WCR21LA London

Staying physically fit helps us fight off disease to the best of our ability. But in this modern world, our biggest threat comes in the form of mental illness, with anxiety and depression topping the list. There’s only one way to overcome these obstacles: Join us to learn how to start taking care of your mental fitness!

What is mental fitness? Some great tools and techniques to build mental strength (managing stress and building resilience), core (establishing your value), flexibility (learning to improvise and adapt)and balance (creating strong support for yourself). With chill 70s aerobics music intervals!

This will be a mix of solo and group exercises and tips you can take into your everyday life and the workplace. No need for meditation experience, everyone welcome.

This workout is facilitated by George Taktak, a social entrepreneur, writer and activist known for his work in mental health. George is the founder of How Mental, a community of over 100,000 mental health advocates collaborating to create a healthier planet. He is also the founder of Feeliom, an innovative mobile app empowering people to express emotions through technology and proactively care for mental wellbeing.

Please note: While Lancaster Rooms has step access, we will have a wheelchair ramp available. If you require a ramp, please let us know prior to the event.

Re-Wiring Wellness – Other Events

Mental Health and Tech Debate

Saturday 22nd February, 2pm-3.30pm, River Rooms

Panel discussion

Somerset House (New Wing Reception, Lancaster Place)


Tech can often be seen as harmful to our mental well-being. How can we flip the script and use it to create new conversations – using tech to foster connections? Join our panel of speakers – working across mental health, digital tech, light design and immersive installations. We will discuss ways health tech can solve rather than cause issues around isolation, stress and lack of communication.

Maker Demo: Compact Cane

Saturday 22nd February, 1-1.40 pm, River Rooms

River Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House, Lancaster Place entrance


Come find out more about Nia Simpson’s practice and Compact Cane, her electronic white cane for visually impared people, in the context of innovative smart health tech focusing on accessibility and social good.

Queer Health Late

Saturday 22nd February, 6pm-8pm, River Rooms

River Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House, Lancaster Place entrance


The LGBTQI community faces specific challenges around healthcare and mental health. However, there is often a lack of access to basic information and needs. This is an evening to come discuss, educate and share resources together – by the community, for the community.

Re-Wiring Wellness Showcase

22-23 February 2020

G16, New Wing, Somerset House (Lancaster Place entrance)


A drop-in showcase of Makerversity members working around health tech, art and design. Come discover new projects, prototypes and radical responses around health, bodies and sex. Talk with Makerversity’s community, change your perspective – and bring your ideas! Featuring George Taktak (Feeliom), Shruti Grover (Hetco), Shilpa Sehdev, Mara Pezotta, Josh Armistead (Troglo), Shelley James, Nia Simpson (Compact Cane), Jas Matharu (Elara Care) and Niki Göransson (Studio Lära).

Sunday 23rd February 2020
14:00 — 15:30

Lancaster Rooms
New Wing
Somerset House
WC2R1LA London