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Trigger Publishing are an award-winning independent publisher whose sole focus is supporting mental health and wellbeing. They put out books books with a compassionate, straightforward and innovative approach with the aim of helping sufferers to recover from mental health issues.

On Thursday 8th August three of their authors will be sharing their experience at George Street Social, Newcastle’s only Dry Bar and a safe place for people in recovery and the wider community. Mark Edwards, Paula Mcguire and Lucy Nichol will be sharing their experiences of mental health as well as talking about the inspiration behind their books.

Tyneside writer Mark Edwards and author of In Life After Care – From Lost Cause to MBE will be sharing experiences as a teenager and beyond, looking at the reasons he came to be placed in care and how he dealt with adolescent feelings of love and loss. In A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes – Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas, author and Road to Recovery Trust board member, Lucy Nichol, explores the various stereotypes often placed on people with mental health problems. Completing the line up is Glasgow author and freelance TV and soap script advisor for Mind, Paula McGuire. Her book In A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes – Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas explores her struggles with social anxiety that led to her becoming a  recluse in brilliant book, Must Try Harder – Adventures in Anxiety.

Tickets are just £2 each (and booking fee) and are available from

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