Art exhibition in Cambridge to support people living with mental health conditions in the world’s poorest places

Posted on: Monday, 17th September, 2018
Mind the Gap Art Exhibition in Cambridge 1st-13th October

CBM and BasicNeeds will be holding a free art exhibition in Cambridge, from 1st-13th October, raising awareness and funds to support people living with mental health conditions in the world’s poorest communities.

15 artists with lived experience or an interest in mental health are displaying their works, which will be sold in aid of the mental health work of CBM UK and BasicNeeds in the poorest places of the world.

The artists have a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and psychosis and they use their creativity as a means of therapy.

Types of art being exhibited include acrylic paintings, oil paintings, photographic prints and pastel drawings.

Mental health conditions are a leading cause of disability worldwide, severely affecting people’s quality of life and often leading to immense stigmatisation and suffering.

80% people with mental illness live in low- or middle-income countries, with little or no access to treatment or support. CBM and BasicNeeds are working together to tackle mental illness in the world’s poorest communities, including educating communities, training health workers, setting up self-help groups and supporting people living with mental illness and their families.

The Mind the Gap art exhibition will be taking place at Michaelhouse Centre on Trinity Street, in Cambridge (from 8am-5pm, excluding Sundays).

Come along and show your support!

Mind the Gap Art Exhibition
1st – 13th October 2018
8.00am - 5.00pm
Michaelhouse Centre,
Trinity Street, Cambridge,

Image: Ayipele (41), who has epilepsy, talks to other members of her self-help group in Sandema, Northern Ghana.


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