As the artistic director of M.I.N.D.E.R I am the driving force behind our vision. The aim is to raise awareness of OCD and depression in young males, by working collaboratively with the local community, and mental health organisations. Breaking down stigma, creating conversation and raising awareness is what I am dedicated to making sure happens in our workshops and events.
As Outreach Officer, I look to developing relationships with community leaders and liaising between various constituents such as, local charities, council and the university. I administer organisational programmers aimed at addressing men’s mental health and act as the point of exchange for the company, sharing and informing both the company and its established constituents of the new and relative information. I am initially the interface between the company and community. I will provide educational packs when necessary. Also, I reach out to professional working artists from the surrounding area to assist with the artistic workshops, poets, musicians, actors and artists.
My role is to deal with the behind the scenes running of the finance for the company as a whole. This can include creating a budget, keeping a record of accounts payable and accounts receivable, controlling of any money coming in and out of the company, monitoring and deciding on company assets and spending.
It is important in this role for me to work closely with all members of the company, to keep the finances balanced. Whilst also analyzing the different aspects of the company and create a financial 5 year plan for where we am to be financial at that time.
Here at M.I.N.D.E.R i hope to spread out message across many platforms in order to reach our aspiring audience. Using social media branches and our up to date website as the key platforms for promotion, we also aim to spread our message through posters, stickers and T-shirts. Working closely alongside Joel (Digital Marketing) to run the team’s social media pages and website, i strive to keep these platforms updated with new content as well as continuing to enforce a positive message from M.I.N.D.E.R.
I am authorized to manage the social advertisement of our company. Facebook and Twitter are currently the social networking sites we are proudly advertising M.I.N.D.E.R on, and I aim to use social media to spread our vision.
My job role is to seek financial support for our company. I will oversee the ideas behind all of our fundraisers creating fun and dynamic ways of which we can raise money that are suitable and appropriate to the theme of our company. I will also oversee sourcing prizes and funding from companies in the Portsmouth area. Our company’s goal is to raise a substantial amount for a charity related to our topic, so a part of my job will be ensuring our fundraisers are successful and enable us to raise as much money as possible to support the chosen charity.
For this project with the company M.I.N.D.E.R I will be responsible for enabling the artistic ideas of my Artistic Director, Jack, to happen, within the technical boundaries of the space and venues I feel are fit and in conjunction with the budget given. I am very excited to work with my fellow colleagues and really make a difference.
M.I.N.D.E.R (Men In Need Deserve Equal Recognition). Helping audiences to see life from a new angle. Raising awareness of OCD and depression. By working collaboratively with the local community and mental health organisations, M.I.N.D.E.R. aims to create theatre and events to break down stigma.
Thank you to everyone who donated via out crowd funding page, we are extremely grateful. all proceeds go toward our fundraisers and event to raise awareness and money for men's mental health issue.
Every Wednesday 8PM
Join us every Wednesday at Lord John Russell pub on Albert Road, at only £1 per person you can enjoy a fun and exciting quiz with all the proceeds supporting men's mental health.
teams of up to 5 people so why not come and join in.
on the 14th of December 2017 Joel, Jack and Louis took their seats and gave up their leg hair for charity, allowing the willing public to wax their legs for just £1 a strip.
HOSTED BY INTENSIV
on the 8th February 2018 Theatre Company Intensiv hosted the event let's talk. Their aim was to get the conversation flowing with speeches from a verity of charities.
Our Artistic Director Jack was among the few who spoke at the event in Eldon buildings foyer to help raise awareness for MINDER and men's mental health.
CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH
on Sunday the 11th March 2018 MINDER hosted a charity football match in aid to raise awareness for mental health.
Down at Langstone playing fields a variety of people came together to support mental health and play a fun game of football!
well done to the winning team that beat their opponents 5-2 on the beautiful sunny day.
On April 2nd MINDER hosted an Art Workshop at Coastguard studios and led by local artist Dave Allen.
It was a major project for the MINDER team to help get the community together and give them the time to talk through the means of Art.
All the work created was given the opportunity to be showcased in our Art Exhibition held at Guildhall on the 18th of April.
On April the 18th MINDER hosted an Art Exhibition that showcased a veriety of work created at our art Workshop. there was also lots of work created by local artist and people from the community.
From Everyone at MINDER, we are so grateful with the turnout and success of The Exhibition.
Thank you to everyone who came along.
Missed out on the event?
Then check out this short video of our Exhibition.
Photo/Video credit: Lawrence Rowe