Mental Ideas provides access to arts, film and media opportunities for people of all ages and abilities who are coping with “invisible” (mental) health issues, directly and indirectly.
Such opportunities enrich and assist recovery from mental illness by offering new ways of channeling energy, rebuilding shattered self-esteem, making sense of intense emotions that are hard to voice, coming to terms with the traumatic life events that may have triggered mental illness and exploring alternate world perspectives.
Amongst the multitude of crucial benefits our projects provide are enhanced creativity, self-knowledge, self-expression, self-esteem, communication, leadership & collaborative skills. Mental Ideas consistently reinforces the truth that we all matter and can equally make a lasting contribution to shaping our communities and our world.
In creating all our projects, we pay special attention to the root causes of mental illness (e.g. loneliness due to a sudden job transfer, isolating disabilities, loss, family breakdown, etc.) in order to provide artistic relief, understanding & inspiration for our global creative community.
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