World Mental Health Day
The mere fact that we have a World Mental Health Day is in many ways a great achievement. But has its greatest impact been to raise awareness?

Researchers and clinicians agree that one out of two people will experience some form of mental challenge at some point in their lives.  If you ask me, haven’t the stresses and traumas of the last two years made most of us aware of the importance of good mental health and sensitive to how fragile it can sometimes be?
I truly and deeply now wish for action, communication and connection between the many good initiatives but also between individuals who have gained such wisdom through their lived experience. A great thank you to Martin Wilson who took it upon himself to make the film Pieces.  For all those who struggle with what is mental illness, this film illustrates the journey and struggles with beauty and hope. This is why Meeting for Minds exists.

~ Maria Halphen (Founder/Director)
Professor Ian Hickie
Professor Ian Hickie
Professor Ian Hickie has been one of Meeting for Mind’s most enthusiastic supporters over
many years and will be presenting at our 2023 Forum. He is a psychiatrist, leading academic, and government policymaker who is also a sought-after speaker and communicator. Professor Hickie’s ability to explain complex mental  health topics makes him a popular media voice. He has also had
a hand in establishing leading mental health charities, including Beyond Blue and Headspace.
Learn more about Ian and his work
Maria Halphen and Debbie Chiles
Pictured beside are two very proud producers at CinefestOZ 2022, Debbie Childs CEO of Helping Minds and Maria Halphen director/founder of Meeting for Minds. PIECES is a collaboration between Third Storey Pictures, HelpingMinds and Meeting for Minds.

PIECES will be screened at the official opening ceremony in Western Australia of MENTAL HEALTH WEEK, please see below the screening dates and locations. 
PIECES Australia Screenings
PIECES - 8th of October Screening (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Free registration for tickets
PIECES 10th of October screening (Perth, Australia)
An exclusive screening of the film “Pieces” will round out Meeting for Mind’s birthday celebrations in Perth on World Mental Health Day. Martin Wilson, the film’s creator will be there for a Q &A afterwards. “Pieces” is a very moving look into the lives of people living with mental illness and its impact on those who love them. The screening will take place at the Palace Cinema in Raine Square at 6PM. Nibbles will be served and drinks can be purchased at the venue.
Free registration for tickets
World Mental Health Day Connect (Perth)
Join us in celebrating World Mental Health Day by connecting to yourself, nature and your local North Cottesloe community
Register to attend
Projection à Paris France bientôt - nous vous tiendrons au courant.
M4M - SYNERGIES is currently working in Western Australia and Switzerland. Visit SYNERGIES for further information on these projects.
New SYNERGIES film - Presenting the study at a scientific conference
PI Chrysa gives a brief presentation along the lines of what would be expected in a real scientific conference and the PLEX rise to the occasion with a demonstration of their acquired expertise in the subject...
Chrysa presenting
Watch the new SYNERGIES film
We are excited to introduce our new SYNERGIES Coordinator Rebecca Kuzminski.  Find out a little more about her below.
Rebecca is an Occupational Therapist by background and a current PhD student with 6 years of research experience in autism, mental health, and disability. She is passionate about involving the community in the research projects she is part of and has sought to work collaboratively with the community in both her research projects and to encourage community engagement in other projects she is part of. Rebecca is passionate about empowering people with lived experience to inform researchers about the community’s perspective and to encourage researchers to develop and conduct their projects with those with lived experience.

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