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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.

More Than A Label – Mind HK Exhibition

 Mind HK‘s exhibition of art, poetry and letters by its ambassadors de-stigmatising mental health is running all this week (Nov 21-28) at 5, Sun Fung Mansion, 52-60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, … Continue Reading More Than A Label – Mind HK Exhibition

Proverse Autumn Reception Nov 17!

The annual Proverse Autumn Reception takes place at the Helena May this coming Thursday! Tickets for the Nov 17 event are sold out but you can still watch the event on … Continue Reading Proverse Autumn Reception Nov 17!

Art by Ambassador Charles Tang 鄧煒昌

Too Good to Eat – 3D Jelly Art by Siamy Tan!

Mental Ideas has been going wobbly for 3D Jelly Art enthusiast Siamy Tan‘s incredible jelly cakes! The level of artistry in her lifelike flower creations is mind-blowing! Then, once you’ve … Continue Reading Too Good to Eat – 3D Jelly Art by Siamy Tan!

Reimagining Mental Health with Resolve!

Mental Ideas has been working with the phenomenal Resolve Foundation on their 2022 fellowship program empowering future community leaders, which this year is on the timely theme of Wellbeing Reimagined. Mentalist Sadie … Continue Reading Reimagining Mental Health with Resolve!

Transference Goes Viral!

Pressing Buttons – A Bipolar War Story

Mentalist Sadie Kaye’s bipolar Rant was published in the South China Morning Post’s Post Magazine June 12 – any excuse to push buttons (and rant!) Your suggestions for a new word for … Continue Reading Pressing Buttons – A Bipolar War Story

Deadline for 2022 Proverse Prizes Extended!

The submissions deadline for the 2022 Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize for writing previously unpublished in English (may be in translation) has been extended to July 10, 2022! Entry is open … Continue Reading Deadline for 2022 Proverse Prizes Extended!

Bipolar Ambition Art Exhibition

Mental Ideas was inspired attending the Bipolar Ambition Art Exhibition at HKU last week featuring the work of bipolar artists, including Coby Legans and Juliana Kung, who have contributed a lot … Continue Reading Bipolar Ambition Art Exhibition

Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize 2022 Open for Submissions!

The International Proverse Prize for book-length works of fiction and 2022 Proverse Poetry Prize (Single Poems) for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation) is OPEN FOR ENTRY … Continue Reading Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize 2022 Open for Submissions!

Proverse 2022 Virtual Spring Reception!

Join our friends at Proverse Publishing for the 2022 Virtual Proverse Spring Reception on Thursday, 28 April at 7pm HKT! Sign up to Proverse’s YouTube channel to enjoy this event for free!  Highlights … Continue Reading Proverse 2022 Virtual Spring Reception!

One Simple Way to Help Yourself When You’re Depressed – Mat Ricardo

Mental Ideas LOVES this short film by one of our ambassadors Mat Ricardo; showman and philosopher. Enjoy!

Transference exceeds 8M Views on YouTube!

The psychological drama feature film Mental Ideas helped co-produce has received over 8.5M views on YouTube! Transference is a bipolar love story about obsessive love directed by and starring Raffaello Degruttola. … Continue Reading Transference exceeds 8M Views on YouTube!

Little Boxes – Truth and Lockdown

Congratulations to our ambassador Raffaello Degruttola for directing the multi award-winning indie film, Little Boxes! The inventive film was produced by Lee Boardman and Jennifer James, veteran actors and founders of … Continue Reading Little Boxes – Truth and Lockdown