Jamie Reid and Billy Childish among artists in exhibition to launch new mental health social enterprise, The Mind Map + playlist from The Orielles

‘Going Through The Emotions’ takes place at Unit 51, Liverpool, 8 March – 8 April ’18                                    

‘Going Through The Emotions’ is a show to celebrate the launch of a new Liverpool-based mental health social enterprise, The Mind Map. Bringing together eleven artists presenting visual representations of mental healthy, from Californian artist Amber McCall’s explorations of trauma to Darina Mohammed’s photographic enquiries into coping mechanisms, the show helps deliver The Mind Map’s wider aims to normalise mental health through journalism, arts, culture and workshops for young people.   

The Mind Map’s interactive website launches on 13 March with articles, videos, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition resources, which will help young people access online wellbeing advice and signposting to mental health services.   

The Mind Map will also provide mental health and media workshops, starting with the delivery of a six-week media programme to the Merseyside Youth Association’s mental health group in April.  

Listen to Sid from The Orielles’ ‘Mind Mix’:

Keen to deepen understanding of their demographic, The Mind Map are also working on a research project with Liverpool John Moores University into the perceptions and experiences of non-clinical mental health support currently available for UK students.  

Founder Phil Bridges said: “I have spent the past year developing The Mind Map with clinical input from NHS Liverpool CCG and Mersey Care, plus Liverpool John Moores University and young people at Merseyside Youth Association. The result is an online wellbeing resource I’d liked to have given to my younger self.”

Artists: Billy Childish, Jamie Reid, Sam Venables, Darina Mohammed, Freddie Smithson, Comics Youth, Low ConeyMatthew Challenger, Amrit Randhawa, Nick BootonAmber McCall

Follow The Mind Map – www.themindmap.co.uk @themindmapmag  

The exhibition is printed with support from Milexa and Jot. Funders: The Big Lottery Fund, Liverpool One Foundation and Community Foundation for Merseyside.

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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