Breaking down the walls of stigma surrounding Mental Health with ‘The Wall’

Following the launch of Creative Support’s new Hub and Spoke mental health day services in Birmingham, Creative Support will be celebrating World Mental Health Day (10th October) by inviting the public to contribute to their community art project, ‘The Wall’.

Though an estimated 1 in 4 people experience some kind of mental health problem within the course of a year, mental illness remains highly stigmatised. In building a wall of mental wellbeing; Creative Support aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health. Creative Support will be in various venues across Birmingham in the week leading up to World Mental Health Day and are inviting you to contribute to their wellbeing wall. You can write, draw or paint a brick in what ever way you like, to represent ‘your emotions for today’. The wall will then be built on World Mental Health Day at Creative Support’s new Hub and Spoke mental health day service in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

From the 5th of November ‘the Wall’ will take pride of place in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. The work of Birmingham’s community will be found next to the works of some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Picasso, Magritte and Turner. In doing so ‘The Wall’ proves, mental health is no longer something to hide away, but community wellbeing should be displayed and celebrated.

See the poster below for more details: