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MENTAL IDEAS is an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative film & media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. Our platforms, projects, festivals & events create a plethora of opportunities for one of the most complex social groups to share ideas and unite as a global creative community: exploding stigma and inspiring change in the way mental illness is defined, discussed & treated.

A New View

Wishing you all a brighter, bolder, inspired 2021! “Walk with hope and purpose into the future. Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the doers, the successful … Continue Reading A New View

Mat Ricardo, Our Extraordinary Ambassador, Vlogs His First Month on Antidepressants!

Mat Ricardo, our extraordinary ambassador, vlogs his first month on antidepressants. Mat is a legend. We are so lucky to have him as an ambassador and as a guest on … Continue Reading Mat Ricardo, Our Extraordinary Ambassador, Vlogs His First Month on Antidepressants!

HO HO HOme Kong!

HO HO HOme Kong Kitchen more than trebled its goal of making and distributing 100 Christmas gift socks packed with tasty treats and thoughtful gifts for our homeless friends! Thanks to YOUR … Continue Reading HO HO HOme Kong!

Mental Ideas @ The AIBs 2020

Mental Ideas Podcaster Sadie Kaye was at the AIBs… kind of… My virtual awards date was Hobo-dog Kaye. My attire was my dressing gown. The time was 2am. I’d run … Continue Reading Mental Ideas @ The AIBs 2020

Transference Selected for European Cinema Festival & 2 More!

Transference has been selected by 3 more European film festivals: the European Cinema Festival, the Amsterdam World Cinema Festival and the Stockholm City Film Festival! The bipolar love story, directed by … Continue Reading Transference Selected for European Cinema Festival & 2 More!

Juliana Kung Connects With Her Inner Hero!

For 26 year old bipolar artist Juliana Kung, art is a way of connecting with her inner hero. Here she shares some of the hidden meanings behind her captivating artwork! … Continue Reading Juliana Kung Connects With Her Inner Hero!

Friday Night Muffin Run!

Wow – we are BLOWN AWAY by the incredible generosity of our rapidly expanding team of volunteers @HomeKongKitchen following the SCMP‘s article about it in last week’s Post Magazine! Hongkongers … Continue Reading Friday Night Muffin Run!

My Abstract Fight For Survival – Bill Lepley

“I am a survivor – so far. Not so much because of being trapped at home by the pandemic, but because of being trapped inside my own body. I suffer … Continue Reading My Abstract Fight For Survival – Bill Lepley

Transference: Global Release Nov 10!

Transference will be globally released by 1091 Pictures Nov 10! Mental Ideas is so proud to have co-produced this bipolar love story by director Raffaello Degruttola with Contro Vento Films! The film has won … Continue Reading Transference: Global Release Nov 10!

Home Kong Kitchen in the SCMP!

Thanks to the SCMP for publishing this short read about our Home Kong Kitchen initiative online on #World Mental Health Day and then again in Post Magazine on Sunday! We are blown away … Continue Reading Home Kong Kitchen in the SCMP!

NOT TODAY Selected for Global Lift Off!

Philippe Joly‘s powerful short film about fighting back NOT TODAY has been selected for the Pinewood Studios Global Lift-Off Festival in October. Mental Ideas is proud to have premiered this innovative short … Continue Reading NOT TODAY Selected for Global Lift Off!

Mental Ideas Podcast Shortlisted for 2020 Association for International Broadcasting Award!

The Association for International Broadcasting have published their shortlist for the 2020 AIB Awards – and we are thrilled our Mental Ideas Podcast is one of 7 nominees in the Factual Podcast category! Thank you to the AIB … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast Shortlisted for 2020 Association for International Broadcasting Award!

Transference Selected for The Hague Global Cinema Festival!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has been officially selected by The Hague Global Cinema Festival! The festival kicks off Nov 13! As director Raff put it, “Another one we won’t … Continue Reading Transference Selected for The Hague Global Cinema Festival!

Hong Kong’s Top Story 2020 Now Open for Entries!

RTHK have just launched their annual short story completion, Hong Kong’s Top Story! The theme this year is ‘Solitude’ and you can find details of it on the RTHK website: … Continue Reading Hong Kong’s Top Story 2020 Now Open for Entries!