Mental health website The Mind Map launches with help from The Orielles, Blossoms, The Big Moon

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Sid from The Orielles is The Mind Map's resident DJ (photo credit: Warren Millar)

Sid Hand Halford from The Orielles: The Mind Map’s resident DJ (photo credit: Warren Millar)

A new website for young people to help de-stigmatise mental health is supported by local and national musicians, Getintothis’ Cath Bore has the details.

The Mind Map, a new interactive website which seek to normalise and de-stigmatise mental health and help young people navigate towards mental health services, was launched last week.

Alongside articles, videos, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition resources on the site itself, The Mind Map also provides mental health and media workshops for young people, starting with the delivery of a six-week programme next month.

Founder Phil Bridges said: “I have spent the past year developing The Mind Map with clinical input from Liverpool CCG and Mersey Care, plus young people at Merseyside Youth Association. The result is an engaging online wellbeing resource I’d liked to have given to my younger self.”

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The site features interviews with musicians and bands including The Big Moon, Fickle Friends, Frankie Cosmos, Blossoms, Sleaford Mods, The Moonlandingz, Chloe Howl, Hooton Tennis Club and The Orielles, whose drummer Sid is the site’s resident DJ.

Sid will compile a regular The Mind Mix, this week’s mix featuring songs from Metronomy and Nightmares on Wax.

The launch of The Mind Map includes an exhibition titled Going Through The Emotions on weekends at Unit 51 until 8 April, exploring visual representations of mental health.

From Jamie Reid, designer of The Sex Pistols iconic album cover, to Billy Childish, the show brings together eleven artists working in photography, painting, collage and design.

The Mind Map website is here.

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