Deadline: midnight Monday 17th July
Do you find that creating work of an artistic nature has positive benefits to your mental health and wellbeing?
It’s time to let the work do the talking. Let’s talk features a collaboration with Pop My Mind and Suffolk Mind.
We invite you to Pop the theme Let’s Talk with creative work inspired by your own personal experiences of mental health. We encourage artists of all mediums to respond including creative writers, musicians and moving image artists, and visual artists.
The deadline for this challenge will be the midnight Monday 17th July.
Following this challenge, all Poppers who respond will be invited to an interactive wellbeing workshop will take place in Quay Place, Heritage and Wellbeing Centre on Key Street, in Ipswich.
This workshop will give all poppers of the Let’s Talk theme and challenge the opportunity to meet with other creatives and create your own works opening up those conversations about mental health.
Works created during the event will be packaged up for each artist to take away. We will also provide digital copies as well, for example in USB form and an accessible online digital exhibition!
This will be a resource for any Pop My Mind member to use to benefit their mental health.
The workshop will take place towards the end of July / start of August which we will arrange with you after the deadline. We will also be offering a free counselling session from mental health professionals for at least one artist who participates in the workshop. If you are from further afield or prefer chatting with someone over the phone then telephone sessions will be available to you.
This is part of the Wellbeing initiative for Pop My Mind, directed by Roseanne Ganley.
Get in touch with Roseanne if you have any questions at: roseanne[at]popmymind[dot]com