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mindshare Award Winners Announced

On Thursday night at Poetry Prescribed the four winners of the 2021 mindshare Awards were announced by mindshare’s Online Editor Anna Jeavons and Writers SA Director Jessica Alice! We would like to congratulate the following writers for their outstanding work:   Unpublished Emerging Poets Billie Yarrow for Self Portrait in the Time of Disaster : After…

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Reflection: mindshare Exhibition 2021

During October, as part of Australia’s mental health month, mindshare welcomes the public to exhibitions across the city of Adelaide showcasing visual works by local artists living with mental health challenges. In 2021, the exhibition includes profound and personal works from Life Without Barriers’ Living Arts program, Neami National’s Neami Arts and fourteen practicing artists…

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Hidden In Plain Sight

This piece was written as part of the blog series ‘My Mind, My Story’ for Mental Health Month 2021. Reflections are by mindshare writers with lived experience of mental health challenges. Content may contain triggering themes. Being a new parent is an exciting time but also a daunting one, especially if it is your first…

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Award-winning MC announced for Poetry Prescribed 2021

mindshare and the MHCSA are so excited to announce our MC for Poetry Prescribed in 2021 – the ever-inspiring Manal Younus. Manal is a storyteller who believes that language and stories are the very fabric of our existence. Originally from Eritrea now based on Kaurna Country in South Australia, Manal uses her writing and performance…

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A Problem Shared

This piece was written as part of the blog series ‘My Mind, My Story’ for Mental Health Month 2021. Reflections are by mindshare writers with lived experience of mental health challenges. Names have been changed to protect identities. Content may contain triggering themes. CW: Suicide Two years ago, my teenage sister, Lucy became suicidal. I…

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Letting Go

This piece was written as part of the blog series ‘My Mind, My Story’ for Mental Health Month 2021. Reflections are by mindshare writers with lived experience of mental health challenges. Content may contain triggering themes.   Letting Go: How experimentation, negotiation, and sacrifice became crucial tools in my mental health toolkit   I’ll be…

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