Unit 51, Liverpool, 8 March – 8 April 2018
Artists: Billy Childish, Jamie Reid, Sam Venables, Darina Mohammed, Freddie Smithson, Comics Youth, Low Coney, Matthew Challenger, Amrit Randhawa, Nick Booton, Amber McCall
‘Going Through The Emotions’ is a group show to celebrate the launch of new Liverpool based mental health social enterprise The Mind Map. It brings together eleven artists including Billy Childish and Jamie Reid, to present visual representations of mental health. From Californian artist Amber McCall’s explorations of trauma to Darina Mohammed’s photographic enquiries into coping mechanisms, the show helps deliver The Mind Map’s wider aims to normalise mental health through journalism, arts, culture and workshops for young people.
The Mind Map’s interactive website launches on 13 March with articles, videos, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition resources, which will help young people access online wellbeing advice and signposting to mental health services.
The Mind Map will also provide mental health and media workshops, starting with the delivery of a six-week media programme to the Merseyside Youth Association’s mental health group in April.
Keen to deepen understanding of their demographic, The Mind Map are also working on a research project with Liverpool John Moores University into the perceptions and experiences of non-clinical mental health support currently available to UK students.
Founder Phil Bridges said: “I have spent the past year developing The Mind Map with clinical input from NHS Liverpool CCG and Mersey Care, plus Liverpool John Moores University and young people at Merseyside Youth Association. The result is an online wellbeing resource I’d liked to have given to my younger self.”