Tag: mental health

Mental Health Week 2016

Happenings October 5, 2016
b&w pencil drawing of a young woman with cat-like facial features

Image description: Drawing from “Strange stranger.” Black & white pencil drawing of a young, white woman with short blonde hair. The woman’s facial features are half-way between a human’s and a cat’s. She is supporting her head with her left hand (as seen from the viewer’s perspective), and is wearing a black & white zigzag patterned shirt with a grey bow tied at the collar.

This week is mental health week. Mind in Williamstown has organised a pop-up art exhibition of work by people who experience mental illness. The artworks have been installed in various locations around the western suburbs of Melbourne, and you can go and see them until October 15th.

I have a couple of pictures up in Ellie’s Kitchen, 42 Hall Street Newport. The other art locations are:

Sourdough Kitchen, 172 Victoria Street Seddon

Williamstown Library, 84 Ferguson Street Williamstown

Seddon Deadly Sins, 148 Victoria Street Seddon

The Corner Shop, 9 Ballarat Street Yarraville

Yarraville Yoga Centre, 36 Ballarat Street Yarraville

Spotswood Community House, 598 Melbourne Road Spotswood

Tjay’s Cafe, 10c Watton Street Werribe

Mondells Patisserie, 33 Watton Street Werribee

Odd Spot Cafe, 302 Melbourne Road Newport

Sammy’s Bakehouse, 22A Mason Street Newport

The Backyard Est. 2016,  19 Mason Street Newport

Stepping Stone, 27 Schutt Street Newport

Deli Cafe, 45 Challis Street Newport

The Granary Cafe, 2 Devonshire Road Sunshine

Hey Zeus Cafe,  81 Hopkins Street Footscray

Dancing Dog Cafe,  42A Albert Street Footscray

The Atomic Bar,  185 Nelson Place Williamstown

Novel Kitchen,  80 Ferguson Street Williamstown

The Jolly Miller Cafe, T09/100 Overton Road Williams Landing

Pitstop Cafe, 300/302-330 Millers Road Altona North

Runkle Del Rouge, 80 Pier Street Altona

Numero Uno Pizza and Pasta, 20 Pier Street Altona

Laverton Community Centre, 95 Railway Avenue Laverton

Seabrook Community Centre, 15 Truganina Avenue Seabrook

More mind

Mimsy July 25, 2016

Ages ago, I published a questionnaire (which I have since taken down), titled LOST: mind. It contained a series of (mostly silly) questions that would allow me to borrow the answerer’s mind (having lost my own, I required a mind-loan).

No-one responded to begin with, so I soon forgot to keep checking the results sheet.

I just checked the results sheet, and it turns out someone filled in the form a few months ago without me realising it. I don’t know who you are, but thank you! Perhaps you are the reason I’ve been feeling so much more focused lately – my quantity of mind has increased.

Via this blog post, I return your mind to you, my anonymous benefactor, with my appreciation. I would not want you to go too long without it.

Best wishes, oh unknown you,

Kit