Competitions & Events

Volunteer for Mental Health Month!

Are you passionate about mental health awareness? Do you enjoy building, creating and participating? The MHCSA is looking for an enthusiastic lineup of all rounder volunteers to help us put together Mental Health Awareness Month this October. About the program: Mental Health Awareness Month is a series of events, campaigns and activities put together with the…

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MHCSA Announces BPD Grants Program

Thanks to the Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative (BPD Co), the MHCSA have been funded to allocate small grants of between $500 and $2000 to support promotional activities during the first week of October for BPD Awareness Week (1-7). How could $2000 help your event? They’re particularly interested in activities for or by: Young people aged…

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2021 mindshare Awards Open!

The mindshare Awards is a poetry and creative writing competition open to South Australians with lived experience of mental illness. It is an opportunity for writers to share their stories, showcase their skills, discover new creative communities, and connect with industry professionals. The prize pool includes four year-long Writers SA memberships for the category winners,…

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Review: AdMental 2021

Like an ouroboros type beast, advertising is infinite in its feedback loop between consumer and creator. So, in an age where mental health awareness is becoming a more pressing topic, how do we “sell” mental health, especially to young people? This is what local Adelaide event AdMental plans to uncover. Now in its fourth year,…

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Lived Experience opportunities for creatives at Festival of Now

The FoN Committee are inviting creatives with lived experience of mental health challenges to submit an expression of interest to be involved in our event as main stage performers, live painting artists, installation artists, workshop facilitators or roving performers. These are paid opportunities. In 2021 our event has been scheduled for the 8th of October…

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Feature in mindshare’s group art exhibition!

Are you a South Australian artist with lived experience of mental illness? We are looking for expressions of interest for visual artists to be showcased in the 2021 mindshare Exhibition during Mental Health Month (October). This can include paintings, digital works, ceramics, zines, crafts, and even installations. We historically work alongside creatives living with complex mental…

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