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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 working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola on producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in an arthouse style through a blend of contemporary … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Caffeine Buzz

Thanks to Buzz for publishing this interview about MENTAL IDEAS!  https://saikungbuzz.hk/2018/10/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’ Fitness Ambassador William 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 … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen

Mental Ideas Podcast

The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which filmmaker and RTHK presenter Sadie Kaye takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast

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

The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye

I doubt that in the final hours of their lives Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade were thinking about their celebrity, their achievements, their accolades, or wondering how their fans would … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – Sadie Kaye

FLIM – From BIFA to BFF!

One of the highlights of the Brainstorm Film Festival is sure to be filmmaker, actor & Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… not so simple mental … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to BFF!

Follow Your Gut?

Gut bacteria linked to depression in mental health study! Cure? Lithium? Antidepressants? Actimel or Yakult (apparently) … https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/04/gut-bacteria-mental-health-depression-study Find this article and others like it in the Mental Ideas Library!

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…