Mental Health Art Exhibition

Recently the AnArt4Life blog was approached by the Royal Children's Hospital to alert our subscribers and followers to an online art exhibition being launched during Mental Health Week, which is celebrated nationally in Australia each year in October and scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

The Children's Mental Health Online Art Exhibition will be accessible for 6 months from 10 October 2022 until 10 May 2023 and the call is out for submissions which have to be registered by 30th September 2022.1

What kind of submissions are being called for?

The Royal Children's Hospital is looking for artwork about mental health experiences. This includes young people with personal experiences, as well as carers, families, and supporters. All types of artwork are welcome including paintings, poems, songs, and more!1

The Children’s Mental Health Online Art Exhibition is dedicated to amplifying and celebrating lived, and living, experiences of mental health challenges and recovery. We believe in the power of creativity to raise awareness and create hope. From managing triumphs and hurdles, to bringing attention to little-known experiences – we want to make sure that diverse experiences are seen.1,2

If you or someone you know would like to apply, please click here.

The work is due 30th September and it is free to submit any artwork and any type of file is acceptable.

If you have any issues with the form or have more questions, please email Emily Unity at [email protected].

There is Hope and Help (Photo: Anne Newman)

If you are interested in reading more about the wonderful work being done in Mental Health please follow this link to Mental Health Central A Melbourne Children's Campus Initiative.

And for more information and excellent resources please check out the Australian Government's Mental Health Australia website.

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1. Correspondence from [email protected] Senior Project Officer, Lived Experience