“mindshare is a unique space that allows mental health consumers and their supporters a place to creatively tell their stories. It is a community dedicated to de stigmatising mental illness through shared experiences”
Louise Pascale, Online Editor
“Mental illness can be a long and lonely journey and the pathway to recovery is different for each individual. mindshare is a place for people to talk about their lives, issues, and experiences while enriching others with knowledge of their personal experience. Each of us is special, we all have a personal story to tell and mindshare allows us all to shine.”
Steve, mindshare user
The mindshare project was developed as a partnership between the Mental Health Coalition of SA and the Media Resource Centre back in 2011.
The aim was to create a vibrant on-line community that showcases the work and views of people with lived experience of mental illness. The program included activities that generated high quality ‘content’ and also built skills and capacity amongst people with lived experience and ngo workers. Digital story-telling, bootcamp film workshop, social media and word press workshops were held providing skills in basic film making. A partnership with Messenger Press generated 44 stories throughout September and October which supported the launch of the site in Mental Health Week that same year.
On mindshare you will find artwork, short stories, poetry, photography, original music recordings, mini documentaries, digital stories and blogs submitted by people with lived experience of a mental health problem or illness, as well as their carers, sector workers and friends.
You will find up to date event listings and information from the sector both political and current, information on services and how to gain access to assistance for those in need.
We hope you enjoy mindshare.
To send in information to be loaded on the mindshare site please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the MHCSA at 8212 8873
Special thanks go to the Media Resource Centre, Messenger Newspapers, Mental Health Coalition of SA, Freerange Future, the Social Inclusion Board and Arts SA