Depression does not discriminate.
Anxiety does not discriminate.
All men from various age, socio-economic groups, ethnicities can suffer.
There is within the British Asian community, a stigma attached to having a mental health disorder.
Many have had to suffer in silence.
We want to bring these untold stories to the forefront.
Using prose, spoken word, rap and music from Indian and Western influences.
Funded by Arts Council England, we had a week of Research and Development at The Lighthouse in Poole. Writer, Neelam Parmar working collaboratively with director Charmaine K Parkin and two performance artists, Darren Godbold and Arif Najak.
Through a sharing of the work that we did during that week, at The Marlborough Theatre, we had our audience play a part in the development of a script for a full length play and an artistic campaign.
We opened up the conversation on men and issues in mental health.
Photography by Ëpha J. Roe and Installation Projection Video by Ruairí Rowan-O'Connor