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2021 Rural Mental Health Grants Now Open

Rural Grants are back! In 2021, the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia are looking to expand their Mental Health Week program to all of October. Mental Health Awareness Month will join in to national events that aim to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing. They have partnered with Barossa Hills…

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AdMental to tackle youth mental health

AdMental, now in its fourth year, is an event that asks Adelaide’s emerging advertising creatives to produce an advertisement to “sell” mental health and wellbeing. This annual event brings together Adelaide Advertising and Design Club (AADC), SA Health’s Office of Public Health, Don Dunstan Foundation and the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA). Each…

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Expanding My World: Reviewing Fringe for mindshare

When I signed up to review shows for mindshare, I didn’t know I had a disability. I knew I was autistic, had significant mental health issues, and autistic burnout.* I did not consider these to be disabling things. They made it hard to get through my days, and made it a herculean effort to get…

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Festival of Now poster competition opens

Applications are now open for the Festival of Now poster competition! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Stories” The Festival of Now has always been referred to as a celebration of mental health, creativity and inclusiveness that challenges stigma and promotes community connection. In 2021, the Festival of Now committee selected the event theme “Celebrating…

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THE TWINS wins “Mental Health Awareness Award”

Congratulations to THE TWINS, winners of the Adelaide Fringe “Mental Health Awareness Award” presented by mindshare. From mindshare reviewer Tabitha Lean:  “The Twins is a masterpiece of brilliance: taking the heaviness of life and lifting it up into the light. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to talk about suicide, insecurities and addiction and make…

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Review: Janet’s Vagrant Love

mindshare is a creative community and online mental health publication. Reflections are by mindshare writers with lived experience of mental illness, specifically critiquing through a mental health lens. Content may contain triggering themes.  My leempeen says, “you wanna know our joy, you better know our pain. And if all you wanna talk about is our…

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