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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 – William Pullen

Will Pullen was raised in Hong Kong, before moving to London. He’s now a BACP psychotherapist specializing in helping adults and young people with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine – 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. And he doesn’t hold back… David Mitchell, in his groundbreaking ‘rich white guy finds things to whinge … 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 – World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a decision so impetuous that I don’t think it even qualifies as a decision. It’s an impulse born of chaos that wrecks lives and perpetuates mental illness, spiking … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – World Suicide Prevention Day

FLIM – From BIFA to MIFF!

One of the highlights of the 2020 Mental Ideas Film Festival is guaranteed to be filmmaker, actor and Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to MIFF!

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

Mental Health Depicted Through Art – Charlotte Farhan

Charlotte Farhan is an artist, illustrator, writer, activist and Mental Ideas Ambassador. She’s co-founder and managing director of arts organization Art Saves Lives International. She campaigns against inequality, stigma, rape … Continue Reading Mental Health Depicted Through Art – Charlotte Farhan

The Art of Self-Belief – Owen Fitzpatrick

Owen Fitzpatrick is Mental Ideas’ globetrotting psychologist from Dublin. He has travelled to more than 92 countries and delivered talks and courses in more than 27 countries helping them to … Continue Reading The Art of Self-Belief – Owen Fitzpatrick

Mat Ricardo on How To Find An Audience @ the National Gallery

Ambassador and showman Mat Ricardo is guest speaking at an event at the National Gallery in Dublin tomorrow evening. Mat’s a busy boy, having only just finished his sell-out Big Mistake … Continue Reading Mat Ricardo on How To Find An Audience @ the National Gallery

MIFF

The annual Mental Ideas Film Festival (@MIFF) provides a global platform for daring and ingenious young filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers & … Continue Reading MIFF

Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Therapy – Will Tottle

95% of us view our dogs like family and it’s not hard to see why. For thousands of years, we have lived side by side with them, and they have … Continue Reading Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Therapy – Will Tottle

WANTED: Moody Foodies for Cookbook!

Mental Ideas wants your original recipes, provocative theories and entertaining stories of bold culinary experimentation for publication in our charity cookbook: The Moody Foodie, a guide to helping people with mood disorders manage … Continue Reading WANTED: Moody Foodies for Cookbook!