Getahead Festival is back. 24 hours of health, development and fun.

Learn how to manage your mental & physical health.

  • Meditation sessions
  • Mindful drinking experience
  • Sleep retreat
  • Yoga & workout classes

Education for your personal & professional development.

  • Workplace wellbeing
  • Mind coaching and management 
  • Managing imposter syndrome

From sober raves to comedy to dancing, expect a fun-filled day.

  • Mental health training and signposting
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Suicide prevention training

Join us for accessible mental health training.

  • Sober rave
  • Puppy therapy
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Exclusive after-party


Omeara Live
Wellness Lounge
Lounge Bar
After Party
Flat Iron Square
06:30 - 21:00

Omeara Live

06:00 - 06:30

Doors open

06:30 - 08:30

Morning Gloryville

Kemi Oshi

DJ, Producer, Radio Presenter

09:15 - 09.30


Jenni Cochrane

Co-Founder & CEO, Getahead Festival & Founder & CEO, Work Inspired

Chevy Rough

Wellbeing & Performance Specialist

09:30 - 10:30


MenTalk is back at Getahead for another stimulating conversation on men’s mental health. Why is it that three times as many men as women die by suicide? Our expert panel hosted by mental health campaigner Jon Salmon will discuss how we can all play a role in supporting the men in our lives.

Jon Salmon

Mental Health Advocate

Harry Corin

Mental Health Campaigner

Dr. Radha

NHS GP, broadcaster and campaigner for wellbeing

Nav Kapur

Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health


Musician, songwriter and BBC Futuresounds artist 2020

10:30 - 11:30

Chimp Management - Embracing Change to Create Opportunity

Why do we often find it so difficult to deal with change? How can we learn to accept and embrace change? What can we do to help ourselves and others look beyond the current situation and to other opportunities in life? This session will use the Chimp Model to explore why we can find change challenging. Exploring the neuroscience processes designed to protect you; but which so often cause stress, anxiety or resistance to change. Tools and techniques will be shared and explored to help you understand and utilise your mind optimally; all with a focus to overcome resistance and respond constructively to change.

Dr Anna Waters

Managing Director, Chimp Management

11:30 - 12:30

Work Inspired - Helping your people thrive in the new normal

Your people are your biggest asset, so why not make wellbeing the backbone of your company culture? Never was there a more important time to take their wellbeing at work seriously. As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there’s understandably still a lot of uncertainty around for employees. It’s completely normal to feel anxious or stressed as we navigate our way through this transitional period, whether returning to our physical workplaces or operating a hybrid way of working. Wellbeing and performance coach Chevy Rough will lead our panel of wellbeing experts who will offer practical tips and advice on how to best support your people. Get invaluable tools and insights for dealing with change in the office return and beyond.

Chevy Rough

Wellbeing & Performance Specialist

Ari Peralta

CEO, Arigami

Geoff McDonald

Keynote Speaker, Business Transformation Advisor & Mental Health Campaigner

Bethan Taylor-Swaine

Mental Wellbeing & Movement & Blogger

Ewen MacPherson

Chief People Officer, Havas UK

12:30 - 13:30

Comedy Club

Comedy Club brings together the hottest talent in stand up comedy to lighten the mood and give you those all important giggles….

Juliette Burton

Comedian, writer, speaker, actor

Lauren Silver

Actor, clown

13:30 - 14:30

Join The Movement: Write The Mental Manifesto

Are you tired of living in a world that doesn't prioritise wellbeing? Is your mission to help people's mental health? If you answered yes, then we want YOU! How Mental is a global movement dedicated to getting everyone the right support for their mind. But to achieve this, we MUST work together. This session is a space for passionate entrepreneurs, advocates and changemakers to UNITE. It's an anarchist-style workshop, where you write the future of The Mental Movement, together. The outcome of which will be "The Mental Manifesto". Get involved!

George Taktak

Founder & CEO, How Mental

Mark Anscombe

Commercial Director of How Mental and founder of Perspective Project

14:30 - 15:30


This expect panel will be discussing the importance of talking about mental health, why people may find it difficult to open up about how they are feeling and how we can stamp out the stigma together. The need for a refreshed approach to issues including diversity, accessibility and the connection to mental health/wellbeing. Exploring what the music and night time industry can be doing to change our culture into a more embracing, inclusive and safe environment.


Musician & Director, Circus Records

Brandon Block

DJ, Producer & Life Coach

Steven Braines

Co-founder HE.SHE.THEY. / The Weird & The Wonderful

Laila McKenzie

Manager / Agent, Parallel Dimensions & Author

Mike Kill


Silvana Kill

Director of Operations, NTIA

Jeordie Shenton

Tonic Rider Coordinator

15:30 - 16:30

Entrepreneur focus: scaling a business without the burnout

Charlie Walker hosts a panel of five leading international entrepreneurs across tech, music and well-being.

Nancy Wilde

Entrepreneur Coach

Chris Edson

CEO & Co-Founder, Second Nature

Charlie Walker


Liam Norval

Hospitality & Lifestyle expert

Sophie Scott

Founder of BALANCE; Wellness brand expert; Advisor & Coach

16:30 - 17:30

HE.SHE.THEY. : An introduction to intersectionality...

Steven Braines

Co-founder HE.SHE.THEY. / The Weird & The Wonderful

Joanne Croxford

Wellness & Diversity Specialist, Live Touring

Sophia Kearney

Co-founder HE.SHE.THEY. / The Weird & The Wonderful

18:00 - 19:00

Sleep Retreat

Sleep Retreat is a cocoon of calm popping up at magical escapes, festivals, hideaways and happy places around the world. This session does what it says on the tin - aims to help teach and encourage ways to relax, unwind, switch off and ultimately sleep.

19:00 - 21:00

BIMM Live Music Showcase

06:30 - 21:00


09:00 - 09:30

Doors open

09:30 - 10.30

Happily Ever After

Brandon Block will share with you his inspirational story of how he overcame one of the most prolific drug habits in the dance music scene to working alongside the criminal justice system, the NHS and government bodies to work with those deemed the hardest to help. How his passion for helping others helped him co-create the charity “Happy Days for Everyone” a platform for helping others enjoy and enrich their lives more. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you will definitely love it.

Brandon Block

DJ, Producer & Life Coach

10:30 - 11:30

Dump The Scales - eating disorders in a post covid world

Hope Virgo gives us an insight into her struggle with anorexia and her journey to recovery alongside an introduction to her 'Dump The Scales' campaign. The panel will cover eating disorders during Covid-19, the myths and misconceptions, insights into working with people who are suffering, spotting the signs early, how and where to get help and social media and its impact ​on body image and illness.

Hope Virgo

Author, public speaker, mental health campaigner

Dr. Mark Cox

Doctor and Lifestyle Medic

Victoria Kerckhove

Healthcare for children and adolescent eating disorders

Victoria Massey

International Nutritional Health Coach

11:30 - 12:00

Financial Wellbeing Workshop

Nuz aims to take you through the roadmap of how financial wellbeing impacts our mental health and shares how you can support yourself in improving financial literacy for yourself and those around you. Nuz works with organisations by referencing and sharing best practice from the likes of Stepchange and the Money Advice and Pensions Service.

Nuz Chagan

Holistic wellbeing and inclusion advisor

12:00 - 13:00

Finally, a sense of belonging: living with borderline personality disorder

Marsha McAdam will discuss the realities of living with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, why the stigma around the condition persists, and what truly compassionate, trauma-informed care would look like. This inspiring and frank conversation will encourage others to speak up and use their voice to effect change.

Marsha McAdam

Mental health influencer and ambassador

13:00 - 14:00

Meaningful Conversation 'Relationships in the new normal'

We're approaching the end of a time where social isolation has been the norm, where working in your pyjamas and screen time has taken on a new meaning. The panel will discuss navigating a return to the 'new normal', what it will mean, the anxieties it can create and our need to re-learn socialising and communicating in real time with colleagues and friends in this new, cautious world.

Ben Jones

Specialisms: Mental Health, Mental Health in the Workplace, Student Mental Health, Work-life Balance and Resilience

Asif Noorani

Diversity and Inclusion, Transformational Change

Jo Emmerson

Co-founder, Speakers Collective

14:00 - 15:00

Power Hour brought to you by Freelance Queens! Holding on to your power in 2021

Founder of Freelance Queens Amanda Maxwell hosts an In Conversation With Mara Livermore founder of House of SweetWaters to discuss holding your Freelance Power in 2021. Mara is an entrepreneurship professional, coach, and academic passionate about helping people achieve their version of success. Mara has over a decade of experience in operational roles across a number of industries including travel, recruitment and events. Over the last five years, Mara has supported leading tech companies and SME’s in their growth. Alongside this experience, Mara has helped a growing number of CIC’s, grassroots causes and creative social enterprises with voluntary strategic consultations and other offerings. The Ethos of House of SweetWaters is that Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. By addressing underserved markets, Mara’s work brings her to people who demonstrate high levels of resilience and grit, and projects that are inherently problem-solving and profitable. We will be delving into this ethos, the pandemic effect and how to hold your power in 2021.

Amanda Maxwell

Founder of Freelance Queens collective

Mara Livermore

Entrepreneurship Coach

15:00 - 16:00

Now and Beyond: Young Voices Leading the Conversation

Inspiring youth mental health activists are the soul of the charity and make up Beyond’s youth board. These 30+ campaigners co-produce everything that Beyond does, ensuring that youth voices are at the heart of the charity’s activities. This session explores the youth mental health landscape through the eyes of some of these youth board members. From suicide, OCD, psychosis, schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder to depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, neurodiversity and a spectrum of other mental health challenges, they draw strength from each other and turn it into powerful campaign work. From championing mental health days in schools to reframing the way the UK addresses grief education, the youth board are constantly challenging the status quo of youth mental health in the UK.

Louisa Rose

CEO, Beyond

Shenyana Norsalim

Event Producer / Project Manager

Abz Abby

Pocaster & Presenter

16:00 - 17:00

Chasing the Stigma: Normalising Mental Health

Chasing the Stigma is a national mental health charity with big ambitions; to reduce suicide, to eradicate stigma and to enable everyone in the country to be able to access clear pathways to mental health care. This session is to explain our approach to reaching these ambitions, discussing our successes so far and how people can access support through the Hub of Hope.

Rachel Coogan

Ambassador of Hope Coordinator for Chasing The Stigma

17:00 - 18:00

Discover Mindful Drinking (Club Soda)

More and more people are choosing alcohol-free drinks. But how can non-alcoholic alternatives help you live well? How can you make better choices if you are cutting down or taking a break? And how can you support your friends, family and colleagues who are choosing to drink less or not at all? Join Club Soda co-founder, Dru Jaeger, to explore the world of mindful drinking. Discover the secrets of tackling lockdown drinking that’s got out of hand. Supercharge your social life and make your celebrations inclusive for people who are drinking less or not at all. Being mindful about drinking doesn’t mean giving up the things you love. This informative workshop is for everyone. And as a bonus, you’ll get access to Club Soda’s free short course - How to Change Your Drinking. This includes a self-assessment of your drinking habits, discounts on alcohol-free drinks and more practical tools to change your drinking, your way.

Dru Jaeger

Co-Founder, Club Soda

18:00 - 19:00

Navigating Menopause

Hot flushes, sleepless nights, dramatic mood swings and zero sex drive … yes, all the symptoms, i’m afraid of Menopause ! But why does it take so many women approaching their fifties and beyond by surprise and why are so many still suffering in silence and being fobbed off with inadequate advice from GPs and the medical profession. Emma B hosts this panel of incredible women to ask those questions and more. It is undoubtedly going to be feisty and funny in equal measure. Together they will pull back the covers on this hot and clammy topic and get to the heart of why we still find it so hard to talk about the Menopause.

Elizabeth Joseph

Menopause Guinea Pig

Emma B

Broadcaster, DJ, Producer, Host

Sally Freeman

Co-Founder of DevelopHer UK

19:00 - 20:00

State On Demand - Rewire Your Heart Fire

During Lucyne Jade's live performance she will take you on a journey into your higher self using neuro rewiring techniques and the transformational power of sound.

20:00 - 21:00

Sound Meditation - IO Project

New to gong baths? Struggle to meditate and desperately want to de-stress and ‘let go’, to feel calm and content? Let Sam from IO Project take you on a guided sound meditation using gongs, singing bowls, mantra & visualisation techniques: to help you let go, deeply relax, & enter into a deep meditative state. All you have to do is lie down, relax and let the sound wash over you. You’ll finish the session feeling centred, rested and at peace.

IO Project

Sound Meditation
06:30 - 18:00


Fitness Zone

06:00 - 06:30

Doors open

06:30 - 07:30

Morning Gloryville - Sunrise Disco Yoga

07:30 - 08:30

Morning Gloryville - Hoop Hustle Flow

10:30 - 11:30

Bobbies Bootcamp

11:30 - 12:30

We Are Boogie Sound - Yoga

90 minute grounding and energising vinyasa (flow) yoga practice, open to all levels taught by Jivamukti yoga teacher Keri Perkins. Kengo resident at Soho Radio and co-collaborator of 4 To The Floor will play some healing ambient soundscapes topped with global electronic a to lift the mood. Whilst this yoga practice will give you an all body workout, the combination of yoga movement, breath and immersive sound is where the magic happens to bring about a feeling of overall wellbeing and mind, body connection

Keri Perkins

Yoga instructor and Founder of We Are Boogie Sound

13:00 - 14:00

House of Voga

Time to check in to YOU! Feel the flow, let go & express YOURSELF. Think Vogue. Think Yoga. This is VOGA! VOGA is Fitness and Fashion fused with Yoga and Dance. In this power hour session you will marry your mind, body & soul to the music & channel your inner Voga essence. It bridges the gap between Yoga and Dance mixing Breath Synchonized Movement with Stylised Body Talk. It's the perfect balance of Health and Hedonism, offering a Holistic and Cardio Workout that Guarantees Results. Meet us on the mat & let's Get Ahead with Voga Vibessssss

14:00 - 15:00

Fight Klub

FIGHT KLUB® is the high intensity fun workout that makes getting in shape an addiction. Set to music, the program is a combination of boxing, kick boxing and Thai boxing.

15:00 - 16:00

The Science of Staying Young

Ageing is of course inevitable, but in this workshop Claire & James Davis, award winning experts in midlife health and happiness, will reveal proven ways to help us future proof our body. They utilise a science backed approach for body, mind and emotional wellbeing that hacks the ageing process, helps mid lifers regain control without huge sacrifices and more importantly - promote a better quality of life.

Claire & James Davis

Midlife Health & Happiness Experts

16:00 - 17:00

HIIT Workshop

Claire and James Davis - award winning experts in midlife health and happiness, will take you through a HIIT workout that’s designed to get maximum results, in the smallest amount of time. This approach to cardio is a game changer for their clients and not only reaps physical benefits, but helps hack the ageing process and reduces stress. What’s more - it fits into even the busiest person's schedule. This HIIT workout is perfect for all levels of fitness as Claire and James will provide high and low variations of moves. The session will be about 25 minutes and include a warm up and cool down.

Claire & James Davis

Midlife Health & Happiness Experts

17:00 - 18:00

The Superfoxx Recharge

Bringing the dance floor to your workout, follow the Foxxes as they take you through a cardio session to a live DJ set of Ibiza Anthems and Club Classics.

Krystal Roxx

DJ, Founder
09:00 - 18:00

Wellness Lounge

Wellness Zone

09:00 - 10:00


Treat yourself to a 15 minute Indian head and seated acupressure massage.

Cathy Logan

Massage therapist

10:00 - 11:00

Breathwork Workshop - Breathing for Improved Wellbeing and Performance

You feel overwhelmed, anxiety creeps in, energy is low, and quickly you find yourself reacting physically and emotionally to the various challenges thrown your way. No one should feel this way, and we all deserve access to the best tools available to help us conquer life. Breathing for improved wellbeing and performance is a no-fluff workshop designed to equip you with the most powerful tool you own to instantly shift your physiological and psychological state. By the end of the session, you will have achieved the following three outcomes. You will gain simple and easy to understand insight into the benefits of developing a consistent breath practice in as little as 2 minutes a day You will develop a stronger awareness of how your body influences your mind when stressed You will feel equipped with a set of breathing protocols to start using for better physical and mental health.

Chevy Rough

Wellbeing & Performance Specialist

11:00 - 12:00


Treat yourself to a 15 minute Indian head and seated acupressure massage.

Cathy Logan

Massage therapist

12:00 - 13:00

Art of Stress Free Living

Stress is our inability to process life experience as and when it happens. Whilst some stress is good the majority just builds up within us and weighs us down affecting us in all that we do. In this 60 minute session we will discuss what we can do to reduce the effect it has on us. Allowing us to potentially lead more fulfilling lives at Work as well as at Home.

Andre Berry

Transcendental Meditation Teacher

13:00 - 15:00


Treat yourself to a 15 minute Indian head and seated acupressure massage.

Cathy Logan

Massage therapist

15:00 - 16:00

Learn to Meditate in 60 Minutes (second)

We don't have time to teach Andre's typical course in Transcendental Meditation which usually takes 4 sessions. In 60 minutes, Andre teaches this simple but effective Meditation technique where you will notice change immediately. Thereafter tips on best practise and to how to create a regular meditation habit in 60 Minutes flat do come and join us. FOR BEST EFFECT PLEASE DON'T EAT OR CONSUME CAFFEINE 1 HOUR BEFORE SESSION COMMENCES

Andre Berry

Transcendental Meditation Teacher

16:00 - 18:00


Treat yourself to a 15 minute Indian head and seated acupressure massage.

Cathy Logan

Massage therapist
10:00 - 19:00

Lounge Bar

Educational Hub - 'Meet the experts'

10:00 - 13:00

Moving The Needle’ 10-Minute Mentoring Drop-In Sessions – UK Music Industry

Educational support group Moving The Needle host mentoring 10-minute one-to-one drop-in sessions for young women from all ethnicities, backgrounds and personalities hoping to get into the UK music industry, and for women who would like to reach their full potential in their career. Moving The Needle mentoring experts include women from high powered roles within the industry across a diverse range of sectors including label management, tour management and physical production. The sessions will include anything from career advice, industry insights, CV feedback and interview/application prep. The drop-in sessions will be first come first serve on the day so get down early to avoid disappointment!

13:00 - 14:00

Finance drop in

Chat with Nuz 1:1 about your financial wellbeing.

Nuz Chagan

Holistic wellbeing and inclusion advisor

14:00 - 16:00

Bake Your Mind Off It

As part of the #BakeYourMindOffIt series, this session focuses on the unique mental health and well-being benefits that can be achieved through the activities we find in the kitchen. Val from Depressed Cake Shop and Ella from Bake Well Being have partnered up to inspire more people to get baking for the good of our well-being. Hosting a programme of presentations, conversations, and a short film to share how you can turn this age-old tradition into a positive coping strategy while using it as a tool for mindful practice.

16:00 - 19:00

Meet The Hospitality Titans

Hospitality Titans Co-Founders, Liam Norval, CEO of Posh Cockney and Pete Warden, Hospitality Director at LXA, host a three-hour session covering all things Hospitality. This is your chance to meet the Hospitality Titans founding members and network with the industry elite. The session will look at what the Titans have planned for the year ahead and how we, as a collective, can help better the future of Hospitality.

Liam Norval

Hospitality & Lifestyle expert
22:00 - 06:00

After Party

22:00 - 23:00

Jemma Bolt b2b Daisybelle


DJ, Music Producer

23:00 - 00:00

Hayley Griffin

00:00 - 01:00

Gia Georgette

01:00 - 02:00


02:00 - 03:00


03:00 - 04:00

Emma Knight

04:00 - 05:00


05:00 - 06:00

Mr A

06:00 - 12:30

Flat Iron Square

06:00 - 08:30

Morning Gloryville

Morning Gloryville

The Original Morning Rave Experience

DJ Liv Knight

DJ, Presenter, Producer

DJ Normski

DJ MistaNormski

Tom Middleton

Electronic Artist / DJ & Sleep Science Coach

Sarah (Dr EnergyFlow)

Reiki Master and Intuitive Healer

08:30 - 09:00

Sleep sessions

Sleep hygiene masterclass and Q&A

Tom Middleton

Electronic Artist / DJ & Sleep Science Coach

10:30 - 12:30

The Cuddle Club Dog Therapy

Come and Meet the Cuddle Club Heroes for therapeutic dog cuddles, release your happy hormones!
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Host partners on the day include

Chevy Rough Logo.Sleep Retreat Logo.Morning Gloryville Logo.Association of independent music Logo.Fight Klub LogoHospitality Kings Logo.Hub of Hope Logo.Boogie Sound Logo.Happy days Logo.Work Inspired Logo.Club Soda Logo.The Cuddle Club Logo.How Mental Logo.Melocompass Logo.Night Time Industries Association Logo.Chimp Management Logo.Arigami Logo.Speakers Collective Logo.Now and Beyond Logo.Freelance Queens logo.

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In 2018 Getahead launched a 24 hour mental health and wellbeing festival in London, and set out on a mission to positively impact a billion people in the next 25 years. Getahead is a purpose driven movement, its goals are to bring together people, organisations, brands and charities from within the health and wellbeing space to collaborate, support one another and ultimately amplify the message and awareness around mental health and wellbeing.
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