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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.

Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!

The Arrival is the first exhibition in Asia of Australian illustrator, author, and filmmaker Shaun Tan, exhibiting a selection of more than 30 works of original drawings and digital prints … Continue Reading Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!

The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being (Wrongfully) Arrested on a Plane… Twice!

The Aspect of Bipolar That Led to Being Wrongfully Arrested on a Plane…Twice!  A turbulent true story…

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff co-stars in the film alongside Emilie … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

6 Simple Tips to Up Your Photography Game

The photographer and RISD professor Henry Horenstein’s new book ‘Make Better Pictures’ offers everyday tips for improving your photo skills. 1. Get High The most obvious situations for getting a … Continue Reading 6 Simple Tips to Up Your Photography Game

Mat Ricardo: Embracing Madness

A chance to view Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo‘s insightful and entertaining TEDX podcast, ‘Embracing Madness’. Catch up with Mat on the Mental Ideas Podcast, launching on RTHK in 2019.

9 Shocking Times People Destroyed Art While Taking Selfies

A look back at some of the most catastrophic selfie fails in modern memory… As we take a moment to look back on the past year, we couldn’t help but … Continue Reading 9 Shocking Times People Destroyed Art While Taking Selfies

Amazing Art Discoveries of 2018

This Year, Archaeologists Discovered How the Egyptians Built the Pyramids. Here Are 16 Other Amazing Discoveries of 2018: From tombs in ancient Egypt to the “holy grail” of sunken treasures, … Continue Reading Amazing Art Discoveries of 2018

One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist

Day-glo yellow vests are an indelible symbol of the “gilets jaunes” protests that have gripped France for the past month. But one enduring image from the populist uprising has no … Continue Reading One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist

Mental 2019!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2019 from all of us at Mental Ideas! 2019 is gearing up to be a busy year, with the imminent launch of the Mental … Continue Reading Mental 2019!

Our Top 10 Masterclasses!

1. Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography on Masterclass
2. Ron Howard Teaches Directing on Masterclass
3. Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking on Masterclass …

10 Memorable News Photographs of 2018

In a year when political news seemed to overshadow almost everything else, we examine the photographs that stuck with us—and why. News photographers take pictures as a protestor throws a … Continue Reading 10 Memorable News Photographs of 2018

Overcoming Creative Blocks

We know the feeling. You’re staring at a screen, waiting for inspiration to strike… but it just won’t come. You’ve hit a creative block. But you don’t need to be … Continue Reading Overcoming Creative Blocks

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of short films depicting different mental health conditions through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The first short in the series, A … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Caffeine Buzz

Thanks to Hong Kong Buzz for publishing this interview about MENTAL IDEAS!  Caffeine Buzz with Sadie Kaye  

James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression

TV presenter and author James McIntosh combats his depression by knitting and nibbling his way to good mental health. His cookbook, Knit & Nibble, has already won an award from … Continue Reading James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression

Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen

Mental Ideas Ambassador Will Pullen was raised in Hong Kong, before moving to London. He’s now a fully qualified BACP psychotherapist specializing in helping adults and young people with depression, … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen