Brainstorm provides access to professional arts, film and media opportunities for artists of all ages & abilities who are coping with “invisible” (mental) health issues, directly and indirectly.
Quality arts and media experiences enrich and assist recovery from mental illness by offering new ways of channeling energy, rebuilding shattered self-esteem, making sense of intense emotions that are hard to voice, coming to terms with traumatic life events that may have triggered mental illness and analyzing world perspectives.
Amongst the multitude of crucial benefits our projects provide are enhanced creativity, self-knowledge, self-expression, self-esteem, communication, leadership & collaborative skills. Brainstorm consistently reinforces the truth that we all matter and can equally make a lasting contribution to shaping our communities and our world.
In creating all our projects, we pay special attention to the causes of mental illness (e.g. loneliness due to a sudden job transfer, isolating disabilities, loss, family breakdown, etc.) in order to provide effective creative relief, understanding & inspiration for our global community of artists and activists.