MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
Keep In Mind: Creativity & Mental Health
For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW18, we focused on stress.
Research indicates that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, and stress has been shown to be a main contributing factor (Mental Health Foundation, 2018).
By tackling stress, this will also give ways to tackle Mental Health problems such as such depression and anxiety, and in some cases self-harm and suicide.
We collabroated with Creatives and Mental Health Professionals to bring to you a week of holistic activities to tackle stress and improve our mental health through a series of workshops/sessions and events.
The #KeepInMind series included:
Tuesday 15th May
Wednesday 16th May
Sunday 20th May
To watch the full documentary video, click here.
THE INSIDE OUT UK'S PANEL DISCUSSION & NETWORKING EVENT
The Inside Out Process
Now is the time for us all to generate healthy conversations and to discuss Mental Health holistically!
We explored a range of factors that can effect your Mental Health and Wellbeing and share practical tips to improve your health from the Inside Out, and outside in.
We had a diverse group of Mental Health Professionals and Advocates who shared their expertise on the panel to provided in-depth insight, no matter what stage of the journey you are at.
Our Panelists included:
- Dr Eleanor Akaho (Psychiatrist and Trainee Personal Development Coach)
- Inci Baysal (Psychologist)
- Tae Cambell (Yoga Instructor & Psychotherapist)
- Henrietta Adegoke (Cognitve Behavioural Therapist)
The topics we discussed aimed to educate about improving mental and physical health in order to reduce your risk of developing mental ill health.
Attendees met Mental Health Professionals from diverse backgrounds, advocates and other people who wanted to improve their health.
To watch the full highlights video, click here.
INSIDE OUT UK'S THEATRE PRODUCTION 2017
'P for Pressure'
In this production, we follow the journey of a talented young man who is working towards achieving his goal of being a successful Music Artist. Along his journey he is faced with many challenges including the on-going pressure from his mother to pursue the life that she missed out on.
We witness his successes. We witness his failures. It is clear that the combination of pressure, stress and micro-aggressions become detrimental to his mental health but his determination to win clouds his judgement which leads him to neglect the symptoms leading to self-destruction. This battle leads him on the painful road of self-discovery as he becomes diagnosed with a severe mental health condition that changes the rest of his life.
INSIDE OUT UK'S LAUNCH EVENT 2017
Let's Talk! - Mental Health
In a society where mental health is become more visible, we talked about how we can save those around us from going through mental health issues. This showcase focused on the area of depression and how it can cripple the progress and success of ones journey in life. We wanted to open a dialogue to find out how to help those around us and what signs to see to help prevent issues.
Nikky O - Philanthropist/Mentor
Tolu Balogun - Co-Founder of T&T Homes
Henry Stone - Poet
Triple O - MOBO Award winning Rapper
Vanessa Boachie - Founder of Inside Out UK
Eche Egbuonu - Poet/Creative
Shantéh Fuller - Singer/Songwriter