I have a list in my head, constantly updated, of favourite places to sit. It’s completely normal, shut up. Some of them are, although truthful, blindingly obvious. Across from my … Continue Reading Mat Ricardo’s Favorite Places to Sit
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
After eight months of working on the production of this film, I am proud to share it with Mental Ideas’ creative community! The film was inspired by my belief that … Continue Reading Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Combo
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
American-born cartoonist and author Larry Feign is an award-winning cartoonist, artist and writer, best known as the creator of the ‘Lily Wong’ series of cartoons and books. His work has appeared in … Continue Reading Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!
A chance to view Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo‘s insightful and entertaining TEDX podcast, ‘Embracing Madness’. Catch up with Mat on the Mental Ideas Podcast, launching on RTHK Jan 2020.
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
Mental Ideas Ambassador Will 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 depression, … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen
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
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!
“If you were to look at those brains, you couldn’t tell the difference between people who were interacting through music and people who were interacting verbally” – Edward Roth Will … Continue Reading Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy – Will Tottle
It’s not always easy to capture the seriousness of conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression in a simple way. Graphic designer Patrick Smith took on the challenge. … Continue Reading Mental Disorders Depicted With Minimalist Posters by Graphic Designer Patrick Smith
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
This week I’ve been mostly feeling empty. All my energy bars depleted. Desperately in need of a powerup. Veering wildly between panicky and desperate, and “oh, what’s the point of … Continue Reading ‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo
Bipolar Hong Kong is Hong Kong’s first peer-led bipolar support group. Established by Sadie Kaye in 2015, it’s grown into a large collective of Hong Kong-based professionals, students, writers and artists … Continue Reading Support Groups: Bipolar Hong Kong