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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.

Home Kong Kitchen Breaks All Records With Bumper CNY Deliveries!

So….. this was our Lunar New Year! How was yours? Home Kong Kitchen‘s INCREDIBLE, DYNAMIC and PHENOMENALLY GENEROUS community of home bakers and donators utterly excelled themselves donating a record-breaking … Continue Reading Home Kong Kitchen Breaks All Records With Bumper CNY Deliveries!

Storm Troupers: Sadie Kaye Talks Mental Ideas in the SCMP

Thanks to the South China Morning Post for including Mental Ideas in this illuminating article by Anthea Rowan comparing her mother’s experience of unipolar depression to the stormy creative highs and lows … Continue Reading Storm Troupers: Sadie Kaye Talks Mental Ideas in the SCMP

Fragmented Lives: Sign of The Times

Rebecca Dandridge-Walker is a self-taught artist from Camden, London. After specializing in pottery, she started experimenting with portraiture as a creative way of channeling her stress, anxiety and physical pain … Continue Reading Fragmented Lives: Sign of The Times

Cream Teas For Refugees!

The Year of The Ox is almost upon us and to celebrate Home Kong Kitchen will be baking and serving cream teas for refugees at Refugee Union in Sai Yin Pun Sat … Continue Reading Cream Teas For Refugees!

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!