The Big Anxiety QLD presents: The Big Reach; a series of events arising from concerns about the limited reach of formal support for mental health, trauma and suicidality. The Big Reach explores the potential of creative engagements to connect with people in challenging circumstances—from trauma- informed media and co-designed immersive technology, to live art, performance and psychosocial design.
The Big Reach consists of two days of creative engagements, in-depth conversations, sideshows and workshops, reimagining the future of mental health and emotional wellbeing through a creative lens. It is designed for anyone interested in arts, mental health, trauma, suicide prevention and general wellbeing from a lived experience, creative or professional point of view. This experience-focused event is intended to be inspiring, stimulating, uplifting, deep, challenging, practical and, at the same time, enjoyable.
The format offers participants the chance to engage with ground-breaking arts practice, to share expertise and insights through curated conversations, and to establish new connections and collaborations. The Big Reach welcomes anyone who would like to be part of the conversation.
The Big Reach will take place at the Queensland University of Technology Gardens Theatre on 26-27th of May 2022. An accompanying event will take place on the 25th of May 2022 focussing on ageing, older adults and care. More information can be found on The Big Anxiety website and the program for the event can be downloaded here.