Do you Dare 2 Express yourself?

Can You Help?

Talking is one of the first steps to improving mental health, and it can help someone who is at their lowest point. It could quite literally save their life.
John Dennis

Meet Our Founder

Dare 2 Express was a creation of its founder, John Dennis, in his deepest darkest moments of life. With cracks in the overstretched and under-funded health services, he made a choice to help others as he had been helped.

The entire concept of Dare 2 Express is to challenge people in dark moments, by asking people to dare to express themselves.

Mental health is a serious issue!


1 in 4

people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England .

1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England

1 in 5

people have suicidal thoughts , which can mean having thoughts about ending their life, feeling that people would be better off without them, or thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take their life.

9 in 10

people with mental health problems experience some form of stigma, whether from friends and family, at work, in education or during treatment.

1 in 8

adults with a mental health problem are currently getting any kind of treatment. 

The most common treatment offered is psychiatric medication.

❝ The reality is we have saved lives. I don’t want to over-dramatise it, but it is true. We are with you on your journey to recovery from mental ill-health…we care ❞

John Dennis – Founder

Sadly, we've had to cancel


Today we as trustees took the difficult decision to cancel dare2express-tival 2023. We, as a team, are so very disappointed to make this call.

With factors outside of our control, and only the best intentions of the charity in our minds, we've made the right call.

All ticket holders have been emailed already with details on how to organise a refund and we will process these as quickly as possible.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To the amazing line-up of speakers who wanted to be part of the event, we thank you so very much.

To Jamie from Meon Springs, thank you for your patience and understanding, its been appreciated as we know you wanted it to go ahead also.

Yours. John Dennis