Get involved with Alright Mate’s new art project.

Alright Mate? destigmatises male mental health using art. We gather stories and ideas from the public and present them in public spaces. We’ve worked with veterans, construction workers, sports teams and the general public to normalise conversations about mental health.

What are we doing?

Our next project will be creating an audio-visual installation around the theme of ‘fatherhood’, comprising of headphones playing conversations with participants on the theme of ‘fatherhood’, and portraits of participants. The installation will tour barbershops, art spaces, gyms and schools nationally. Participants will remain anonymous. Below are images of a previous installation in the same style.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A previous installation in the same format. Photo credit - Lily Holman -

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people (you needn’t be a father, and this is open to men and women) who’d like to chat on mic for half an hour about their ideas around, or experiences of fatherhood and have their portraits taken by wet-plate photographer Stephen Raff. You may wish to come as an individual, pair or group. We want to hear from everyone, so if you are reading this, you are invited!

Why get involved?

By sharing your thoughts and stories, your words will help normalise the topic of mental health in public spaces and help people feel less inclined to bottle things up. Travel fees can be reimbursed if receipts are retained up to value of £7. All participants will receive a digital copy of their portrait.

Sessions will last approx. 1 hour and will take place on
Sat 1st Feb - 09:00 - 17:00 @ Old Library, Bodmin
Tues 11th Feb – 09:00-17:00 @ Kaleider, Exeter

Thank you!
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