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ExperiMENTAL Exhibition

ExperiMENTAL is our bold new art project and photography exhibition. We’ve commissioned 10 pro photographers to capture the complexities of 10 mental heath conditions in a single shot. The results will … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Exhibition

The Brains Behind Disruption

Disruptive Innovation is everywhere. From healthcare to social media, education to music, change-makers from across the board explore the importance of disruption in every corner of business, tech and life. … Continue Reading The Brains Behind Disruption

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!

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. The platform spotlights … Continue Reading Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

Hey, David Mitchell, Only An Idiot Judges A Show By Its Venue – Mat Ricardo

Mat Ricardo hits back at the Peep Show star’s attack on street performers. David Mitchell, in his groundbreaking ‘rich white guy finds things to whinge about to a deadline’ column … Continue Reading Hey, David Mitchell, Only An Idiot Judges A Show By Its Venue – Mat Ricardo

Mental Ideas Unplugged!

To celebrate International Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology, Mental Ideas will be hosting an event in Hong Kong on March 1st 2019 from sundown till midnight. The event … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Unplugged!

How Alexandra Pirici Telegraphs Big Ideas Through Small Gestures

The choreographer and artist Alexandra Pirici likens her work to a transmission whose precise message may or may not be received. Trained as a dancer, she often works with groups … Continue Reading How Alexandra Pirici Telegraphs Big Ideas Through Small Gestures

Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…

Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Josh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…

Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy

Mental Ideas Ambassador and artist-activist Jade Bryant uses art as self-therapy and inspires others to do the same. By challenging the public’s perception of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), she spreads awareness, … Continue Reading Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy

Brainstorm Film Festival

The annual Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, filmmakers & film fans. Along with … Continue Reading Brainstorm Film Festival

Mental Movies

Mental Ideas places paramount importance on discovering, nurturing and championing new talent from around the world by brokering mutually beneficial relationships between emergent and established talent. In order to provide our … Continue Reading Mental Movies

Mental Ideas Awards

The annual Mental Ideas Awards reward & recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of our … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards

Mental Ideas Gallery

Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.

No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola

Congratulations to filmmaker Raffaello DeGruttola for directing and delivering an understated acting masterclass in this powerful short film on human trafficking: No Way Home – Stop the Traffick. The film was shown at the … Continue Reading No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola

Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo

Meet Mat Ricardo: Mental Ideas Ambassador & Showman Extraordinaire! Fast Hands. Smart Mouth. Nice Suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British Cabaret Revival and the UK’s most … Continue Reading Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo

Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

I’m a believer that anything can be funny. There’s nothing that you can’t make a joke about. But here’s the thing – the tougher the subject, the smarter and funnier … Continue Reading Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!