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Mat Ricardo: Embracing Madness

A chance to view Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo‘s insightful TEDX podcast, ‘Embracing Madness’. Catch up with Mat on the Mental Ideas Podcast, launching on RTHK early 2019.

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

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. The platform spotlights … 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. 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!

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

Brainstorm Film Festival

The annual Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, filmmakers & film fans. Along with … Continue Reading Brainstorm Film Festival

Mental Ideas Awards

The annual Mental Ideas Awards reward & recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of our … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards

Mental Ideas Gallery

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As Bad As It Gets – Coming Soon to RTHK!

The irreverent sequel to Sadie Kaye‘s 2015 documentary Bipolar Express is in the final stages of post-production. This time her focus is shining a spotlight on the lives of an eclectic … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets – Coming Soon to RTHK!

Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo

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

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!

Exhibitions & Events

Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of workshops and events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Paris … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events

‘Woof’ by 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

Ambassador Mat Ricardo’s First Column!

Like many of us, I felt the bruises of my mental health issues before I could put a name to what was throwing the punches. Occasionally, when I was at … Continue Reading Ambassador Mat Ricardo’s First Column!

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