Welcome to mindshare

mindshare is a creative mental health community and online platform that provides a voice for those with lived experience of mental illness.

It is a space where anyone and everyone can share personal experiences or thoughts connected to mental health, either in everyday observations or through art and storytelling. mindshare welcomes all original creative work—short stories, poetry, blog posts, podcasts, paintings, music recordings, photography, mini documentaries and much more.

2024 mindshare Awards now open

The 2024 mindshare Awards are now open. This annual competition recognises emerging and established writers with a lived experience of mental health challenges. Poetry and creative writing entries are welcome. Finalists' works will be featured during Mental Health Month at the annual mindshare Exhibition in City of Adelaide libraries - City Library, Hutt St Library and North Adelaide Library - with the North Adelaide Community Centre.

Competition categories include unpublished emerging and established poets with poems of no more than 50 lines and unpublished emerging and established writers with prose of no more than 750 words.

The winners of each category will receive a membership and a $100 gift card for any Writers SA resources or services, a free 20-minute consultation with the Writers SA Director, a mindshare Awards plaque and the opportunity to be profiled and interviewed on the Access2Arts website.

You can download our entry form here as a PDF or here as a Word document. Winners will be announced at the launch of the mindshare exhibition at North Adelaide Community Centre on Friday 4 October.

Entries close Monday 22nd July, 2024.