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New exhibition explores musicians and their mental health

‘We Love Life’ is a series of seven photo interviews by Newcastle based photographer, Darina Mohammed for Liverpool based mental health social enterprise The Mind Map.

Launching and exhibited at Constellations and continuing through mental health awareness week, the show uncovers the different ways musicians stay mentally well.

Photographed in Liverpool and Newcastle the exhibition features beautifully saturated film portraits of musicians; Sam Fender, TV ME, Seatbelts, Beija Flo, KingFast, Fuss and HAARM.

The Mind Map’s editor Phil Bridges said: “The show helps deliver our wider aims to normalise mental health through journalism, arts, culture and workshops for young people. The interviews illuminate how regardless of where we are on the mental health continuum, everyone has their own ways of dealing with life’s stresses, whether that be through exercise, creativity, medication or just talking to someone.”

The Mind Map launched on 13 March this year with a conversation on mental health in football with Everton’s Leighton Baines. Their website includes articles, videos, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition resources, plus signposting to mental health services.

Keen to deepen understanding of their demographic, The Mind Map are also working on a research project with Liverpool John Moores University into the perceptions and experiences of non-clinical mental health support currently available for UK students.

Read the interviews on www.themindmap.co.uk @themindmapmag

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Elliot is the editor of the Baltic Triangle and works as a content creator for Easytech. He is also editor for Coney's Loft.

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