Reach Out is a collaborative project designed to create a safe, inclusive and creative space to bring people together and ultimately challenge stigma associated with speaking about mental health. We want to invite people to tell their stories and open up a wider discussion around mental health, the importance of sharing those experiences, and promote the services available across Scotland, providing help and support.
Reach out exhibition// 12-18th October 2018// Whitespace Gallery// 76 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh
In October 2017 we were delighted to win the #Letschangethat competition in category 'Space', organised by Corra Foundation in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and were awarded a £1000 grand to help make the project a reality.
Corra Foundation is a charitable organisation that aims to make a difference to people and communities in Scotland, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life. Over the years, the organisation has contributed to improving the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage all across Scotland and in developing countries. The foundation has given out over £138 million in grants and made almost 15,000 awards to charities.
Find out more about their work here.
Darren is a third sector senior support worker with a wealth of experience supporting adults with autism, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.
Denitsa is a Bulgarian-born photographic artist. Her work often deals with topics of cultural and political significance, such as identity and the body.