First Fortnight – The Art of Mental Health

Online, Friday 1st January - Sunday 31st January

First Fortnight are a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Each January, they run an amazing festival programme of events throughout the month.

2020 has been a year when we have been told to lock ourselves away from other people; to not see our friends and family and in some cases to isolate. There has of course been reason for this but the effect has left us lonely, isolated and vulnerable. This is something many people experience when they have a mental health difficulty they feel they can’t share. They feel powerless.

When we challenge mental health stigma, we help create a society that is there to help and to listen to mental health discussion. Never has there been a stronger time to celebrate the importance of mental health and the power of the arts and community. The lockdown demonstrated that.

Communities rose across the nation to support their most vulnerable, showing empathy and compassion. The nation turned to the arts during this difficult time for a source of entertainment, escapism or enjoyment. Many actively participated in the arts themselves. The arts demonstrated how important they are for our mental health and wellbeing. We invite you to actively participate in First Fortnight 2021, join our community and power the change for mental health.


Date:
Friday 1st January - Sunday 31st January
Time:
Varies
Price:
Varies

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