Brainstorm provides access to film & media opportunities for people affected by mental illness through its Mental Ideas platform. The platform’s projects enrich and assist mental health recovery 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 the traumatic life events that may have triggered mental illness, and exploring world perspectives.
Amongst the multitude of crucial benefits our projects and platforms provide are enhanced creativity, self-knowledge, self-expression, self-esteem, communication, leadership and collaborative skills. Brainstorm consistently reinforces the truth that we all matter and can each make a profound 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 creative relief, understanding & inspiration for Hong Kong ‘Brainstormers’ and our global community of artists, activists and supporters.