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Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo

That Mat Ricardo is a dark horse! As one of our ambassadors, we’re in touch with Mat on a pretty regular basis. An OCD, anxiety and depression veteran, Mat is Mental … Continue Reading Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo

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 …

Caffeine Buzz

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


MENTAL IDEAS is a noisy, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform using the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in daring and ingenious ways. The platform … 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. 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

FLIM – From BIFA to EFF!

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

ExperiMENTAL Film Festival

The annual ExperiMENTAL Film Festival provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers and film fans. Along … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Film Festival

Chaos Gallery

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

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!


MENTAL IDEAS is a platform for experimentation. Irreverent, witty, noisy, unashamedly provocative and unapologetic in tone, our key objective is to move the conversation forward around trending and topical subjects most … Continue Reading Submissions

Ruby Wax – What’s So Funny About Mental Illness?