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Lockdown TV

Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo has started his own web TV channel, Lockdown TV, broadcasting his favorite comedy and variety shows and weaving it all together with his own characterful … Continue Reading Lockdown TV

The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast

Episode 1 of our Mental Ideas Podcast launched on RTHK Radio 3 last Thursday (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand of the 123 Show! Depression. It’s no laughing matter. … Continue Reading The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast

Mental Ideas Launching HKMHFF!

The Hong Kong Mental Health Film Festival (@HKMHFF) provides a platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their mental health inspired films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Launching HKMHFF!

Catch Ambassador Dan in A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix!

Our incredible ambassador Dan Davies is currently starring in Nollywood box office smash A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix! Dan won Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) from the Golden Movie Awards … Continue Reading Catch Ambassador Dan in A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix!

‘Flim’ Screens in London & Launches on Apple TV!

A special screening of our ambassador Raffaello Degruttola’s BIFA-nominated comedy film FLIM The Movie plus Q&A with director and cast will be held in London Feb 3! For details, click HERE! … Continue Reading ‘Flim’ Screens in London & Launches on Apple TV!

Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

Meet our newest recruit and Resident Artist Param Vibe Mirpuri! Param Vibe is a dancer, writer, visual artist and spoken word poet. He fuses poetry, dance, character acting and abstract art to … Continue Reading Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

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

Caffeine Buzz

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

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

Mental Ideas uses the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in inventive ways!  

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 HKIMHFF!

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 HKIMHFF!

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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!

Submissions

MENTAL IDEAS is a noisy, irreverent, unashamedly provocative film & media platform promoting mental health awareness, all forms of artistic self-expression, innovation & social enterprise. Our objective is to move the conversation … Continue Reading Submissions

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