mindshare Blog

mindshare Awards Now 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. In 2020, we are offering four year-long Writers SA memberships for the category winners,…

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Finding light amongst the darkness

If you had asked me five months ago where I sat with respect to my mental health and wellbeing, I can guarantee the answer I would have given would be vastly different to the answer I give you today. I would have responded that I had respectable mental resilience as a consequence of evolving through…

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Self-care strategies during a time of uncertainty

I have lived experience with Bipolar Affective Disorder, also known as manic depression. I have had many hospitalisations but these are now becoming few and far between. I make sure my friends and family can recognise my early warning signs.  I have developed a Mental Health Care Plan, because if I don’t care for myself…

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Call For Submissions

To our valued community of creatives It’s a rough time for the arts, the mental health sector, and our global community at large. Many of us are facing new challenges, and managing the reawakening of old anxieties too. We hope that amid the chaos, some time and space may be emerging for rest, and for…

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Festival of Now Wins City of Adelaide Community Grant

Thanks to a Community Development Grant from the City of Adelaide, the Mental Health Coalition of SA has been awarded $8,000 towards the Festival of Now 2020. Every year, the MHCSA membership collaborates to deliver SA’s unique Festival of Now during Mental Health Week. Festival of Now brings the mental health community together to showcase…

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Review: Slowly But Surely (for my father)

Gemma Rose Marie Thorne describes herself as painfully honest, messy, loving and emotional. She feels deeply and communicates through colour and poetry, urging the audience and the world to, “Take all of me!”  Gemma’s father always said she was a slowly, blossoming flower. The anchor of his steadfast faith in her unfolding is woven throughout…

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