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Join Lalya to sift through the archives, looking at mental health and its wider context through the ages. There will also be creative sessions to make artworks in response to the archive material.Find out more »
Connecting stories from the past and present; across a wide range of experiences.
Including topics on: treatment, language, public spaces, media representation, art & literature.
Creative heritage sessions, exploring women & mental health, across the North East.Find out more »
Take part and learn how to edit and add a page to Wikipedia. Help us create pages for North East mental health support centres, organisations, groups and people!Find out more »
Learn to record interviews and stories about mental health in a safe environment.Find out more »
Speakers from across sectors (Art, Health, Museums & Emergency Services) will be discussing, exploring and challenging the role of heritage collections, peer-led initiatives and the representation of people with mental health conditions.Find out more »
Showcasing a complex and diverse collection of items and artworks from a new mental health archive for the North East. Exploring, challenging and rebalancing representation of mental health through lived experience.Find out more »
Heads & Tales, Mental Health Heritage Project 1st-31st October Foyer, Newcastle City Library Showcasing a small but complex and diverse collection of items, information, audio and artworks from a new mental health archive for the North East. Exploring, challenging and rebalancing representation of mental health through lived experience. HEADS & TALES is a 2 year project to create a new heritage archive for the North East exploring, rebalancing and celebrating the voice of adults experiencing mental health conditions. This project is shaped and led by participants, volunteers and staff who are directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues. Led by Chilli Studios, a Mental Health Focused Art Studio, and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. For more info http://www.headntales.uk In conjunction with World Mental Health Day October 10th.Find out more »
Celebrate World Mental Health Day and the 150th birthday of St Nicholas Hospital on Thursday 10th October 2019 at the Jubilee Theatre, St Nicholas Hospital, 11am - 2pm 11.00: Welcome and introduction – Ken Jarrold, Chair, CBE 11.10: The play “Clear White Light”, set in St Nicholas Hospital, is on its second run at Live Theatre, from 19 September - 12 October and features the songs of the late Alan Hull of Lindisfarne – some of which were written when Alan was working as a nurse at the hospital. We’re delighted that we will have with us Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell, who play and sing in “Clear White Light” and are formerly of Lindisfarne, plus play director Joe Douglas. An hour of music, reminiscence, reflection on the issues - and the story of the play.…Find out more »
Blues Busting Sat, 11 January 2020, 12:00 – 16:00 GMT @Star and Shadow Cinema Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blues-busting-tickets-83592446257 Winter Blues Buster with a difference, one that acknowledges & embraces the difficult times in life. Come along & share, celebrate & party! There will be live music, poetry and performance art; Stalls with vibrant artwork and information of Mental health groups and services; As well as short creative films from the North East. This event also celebrates the graft and support over the last 2 years of all our participants, volunteers and staff that took part in the Heads & Tales Project, a new Mental health heritage Archive for the North East. A MASSIVE THANK YOU! About the wider project: HEADS & TALES is a 2 year project to create a new heritage archive for the North…Find out more »