Here it is! A quick look at what's going on this August. Slightly delayed this month but our biggest round-up post yet.
Aged 16-25 and wanna get involved with arts & culture? Arts Council England are putting together their first ever Youth Advisory board, and you have until August 16th to apply.
One for September but you can sign up now - Sapphic Writers are throwing a writing festival and are looking to raise funds by hosting a month-long writing challenge. Find out more info here!
Youth project You're Not Alone are starting a new group in Sunderland for those aged 13 and over. The rescheduled date is now for September but you can get in touch now.
Vampire Hag are putting together their 12th birthday zine and are looking for your spooky submissions. It will be printed in black and white and you have until September 19th.
Recovery in the Bin are looking for healthcare professionals, named or anonymous, to write some articles for their blog. More info on specific topic here.
Mental Realness Mag are looking for writing and visual art from black femme identifying persons on the theme of Anger for their latest issue.
Our friends over at MadZines did a great interview with Meg-John Barker, about how the comic graphics in their zines ‘craft contention’ about mental health.
If you're looking for more North East music and culture goodness, the August issue of NARC. Magazine is here.
Andro & Eve are looking for submissions for their new zine, JOYFUL NOISE, celebrating Queer Joy in all its glory. Open to folk in the North of England, deadline 24th September.
North Tyneside Art Studios have announced their first Art Trail called Reconnect - borough wide collection of fantastic public artworks and exhibitions by artists living in the area.
We mentioned this one back in June, and it's now open for participants. Voice Collective and Hearing the Voice are putting on a programme of digital zine workshops with Liv Wynter, for anyone aged 16-25 with lived experience of voice-hearing. Another one for September but registration closes this month.
A couple from us - we at MHZL are specifically hunting for more LGBT mental health zines for our collection, specifically from trans and non-binary voices, as we have some visitors at the library who would really benefit from reading them. If you've made something that fits we'd love to purchase these from you, just drop us a line on our contact page or e-mail email@example.com
Have a spare two minutes to talk about mental health and lockdown? We're looking for your words to use in one of our latest social media campaigns. Only three short questions and we're gathering 0 personal data, everything is 100% anonymous.