This month, we invited a group of self-defining black men to join us at the No Fly on the WALL Academy and partake in our latest workshop. Following the success of We Real Cool – Part I, Jessie Bernard, one of our in-house workshop facilitators led We Real Cool – Part II. There is a … More We Real Cool – Part II: Finding Salvation In Unlikely Places
Mental health and wellbeing are topics close to the tips of the tongues of many right now. Last Friday night we had the privilege of attending Grey Matters‘ Perception exhibition in Poplar and our recent No Fly on the WALL Academy workshop paid special attention to the mental health of black men. In this post, … More A Day Without Music Isn’t A Day Worth Living: How Mary J. Blige Became My Therapist
We caught up with the brilliant Ifeyinwa Frederick of Grey Matters to talk about her upcoming exhibition on mental health and perceptions. The exhibition, in collaboration with Hanna Remz Curation, opens tomorrow, and the private viewing is on Friday evening. Through the work of Grey Matters, Frederick and her team are putting mental health at … More Challenging Perceptions: An Interview with Ifeyinwa Frederick
Following on from this week’s earlier post on the importance of putting a spotlight on mental health in men, Chama Kay shares with his experiences of struggling with mental illness and navigating the system, culture, and patriarchal expectations along with it. Suicide is the sole largest killer of British men under the age of 24, … More The Black Man and his Black Dog
In a bid to break the silence surrounding mental illness in Cambridge, Ifeyinwa Frederick and Josh Simons have decided to put the topic at the heart of their new immersive theatre production, Grey Matters. For the first time, mental illness will take centre stage in a student production at the prestigious university and as opening … More FEATURE: ‘Grey Matters’
Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with the illness in any given year according to recent studies, including the National Comorbidity Survey. Trying to describe what depression feels like to an outsider can be challenging. In this post, Naomi Maxwell explores depression in women and … More Untitled.