MHAW: Art on the Mind

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, from 9th – 15th May, we explore some of the ways that LGBT+ people in the local area develop methods of coping and supporting their wellbeing.

In this story, we hear from Caitlin who tells their story of getting into art, and how it has helped them overcome feels of isolation and mental health challenges.

Watch Caitlin’s Hippo Head:

Video trigger warning: references of depression and suicide

Caitlin has since started Wildeye Art, and many designs of which demonstrate the emotions and state of mind at the time they were made. Here are some of the examples:

You can also see more from Caitlin & Wildeye by following their Facebook page or Instagram feed.

If you have any art, design or craft pieces that reflect or tell a story about you’re mental wellbeing, please share them with us – you can email

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