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Into The Woods - a journey through the woods of our minds - launch event

Join us at this launch event showcasing creative approaches to telling stories about the least understood mental health conditions. Get your ticket here.

An event open to anyone and everyone who has an interest in the least understood mental health conditions. The event will take place on Friday, 30 Jun 2023 18:30 - 21:00 BST, Harmony Hall 10 Truro Road London E17 7BY and there will be free food and drink available. Get your ticket here.


Background

Dorota Chioma is an artist and poet, who explores a range of topics associated with mental health and grief. When Dorota lost her dad due to cancer in the first lockdown and with the borders closed, she had no other means but her creativity to deal with this loss. Because her dad encouraged her to love nature and as she spent a lot of childhood in the woods, there is no surprise woods and trees dominated her thoughts during this period of time.


And this is how it all started...

Dorota approached the organisations shown at the bottom and with their help this is the launch of the exhibition: "Into the Woods".


But how it links with mental health you may ask ....


The title of the exhibition has a meaning; to go into the woods is a metaphor for: a dangerous, challenging quest where one has no idea of the outcome – which often includes uncertainty if the journey will be survived. This links into mental health challenges and the language that we use when talking about them.


What's Happening on the Night?

This event will showcase a diverse range of talented creatives from varied social backgrounds who have lived experience of the least understood mental health challenges and that are very often misconstrued. They will share their own ‘into the woods’ or ‘out of the woods’ stories of their mental health conditions such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder.


The aim of the event is to educate and inform and the creatives will share some misconceptions associated with their conditions which may include their perception of how these could be eradicated.


There will be music, poetry, fine art, fashion design, film making and more.


Acknowledgments:

This project came to life thanks to a collective effort, mutual mission, and teamwork of many organisations which focus on mental health including:



The project has been funded by the kindness of Mind and Co-Op Partnership. Exhibition costs have been supported with a grant from SANE.


Dorota Chioma Art has been supported during her artistic journey by the Centerpieces Mental Health Art Project.

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