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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.

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 our Mental Ideas Podcast is one of 6 shortlisted entries in the Factual Podcast category! Thank you to the AIB for this … 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!

A Poem A Day by Proverse!

The first in a month-long series of poetry readings from the 2018 Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, Mingled Voices 3, have just been released on YouTube, with others being uploaded every day! Listen … Continue Reading A Poem A Day by Proverse!

The Mad Creative Genius of Reuben M Tuck

We can’t believe we’re writing this… RIP Reuben M Tuck. Truly one of the funniest, whip smart, joyous, down to earth (while never quite of this earth) and loveliest people on … Continue Reading The Mad Creative Genius of Reuben M Tuck

NOT TODAY – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

To mark #2020 World Suicide Prevention Day, Mental Ideas is proud to premiere short film NOT TODAY. The powerful short about fighting back was born out of an idea by … Continue Reading NOT TODAY – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

How Muay Thai Helped Me Fight My PTSD – Veteran Adam House

Adam House, a US combat veteran with PTSD moved to Thailand to train as a Muay Thai instructor that helped him fight his PTSD. He’s since written a book about his … Continue Reading How Muay Thai Helped Me Fight My PTSD – Veteran Adam House

Home Kong Bakery

With most of our planned summer projects postponed or canceled, Mental Ideas has been on a roll and making serious dough! Thanks to the team effort of volunteer bakers Ying, Moira, … Continue Reading Home Kong Bakery

Lost – Short Film – Philippe Joly

This harrowing short film about loss, grief and guilt by Mental Ideas Director and Ambassador Philippe Joly focusses on the emotions of the grieving process and was shot in just 2 … Continue Reading Lost – Short Film – Philippe Joly

Four Months – Mat Ricardo

Trigger warning – Mental health, depression, talk of the outside world. Seriously – you don’t need to read this! It’s all changed, hasn’t it? Right from the basics, on up. … Continue Reading Four Months – Mat Ricardo

Denial – Short Film

Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast

This is the last episode of the season so DON’T MISS IT!!! With new material and highlights from the studio interviews of the first series, Crazy is a cheeky little … Continue Reading Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast

Transference Receives Special Jury Mention – New York Socially Relevant Film Festival!

Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast

On today’s show, Sadie Kaye talks dirty. Great big wads of dirty cash! You can’t use banknotes anywhere since the first wave peaked. Too dirty! Toilet paper is our cleanest … Continue Reading Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast

First Chance To See Transference at SRFF Online!

First chance to see Transference: A Bipolar Love Story at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival online! Originally postponed until September in the hope that the new normal might … Continue Reading First Chance To See Transference at SRFF Online!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Wins Zoroaster Award!

Another win for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – this time the Zoroaster Award at the Italian-Azerbaijan International Film Festival. The New York Socially Relevant Film Festival is next (starting … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Wins Zoroaster Award!