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The Big Mental Health Pop Up

Funded on Spacehive 21 March 2019 Delivered 19 May 2019

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The Big Mental Health Pop Up

The Big Mental Health Pop Up

Sussex Oakleaf By Sussex Oakleaf

We will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by turning an abandoned shop front into a pop up art exhibition, with art work coming from those affected by mental illness.

Burgess Hill Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 21 Mar 2019!

One in four of us will struggle with our mental health at some point this year. In fact, all of us have mental health, good or bad, and all of us need to give it the same attention as we do our physical health. From 13-19 May 2019, local mental health charity Sussex Oakleaf will be taking over a disused shop front in Burgess Hill Town Centre and creating a ’pop up’ public space filled with art, information, activities and inspirational stories of mental health recovery. We aim to bring new life, colour, vitality and a sense of community to a town centre currently undergoing redevelopment. An art exhibition will provide a platform for those affected by mental health to become involved in their community, gain confidence and challenge their own as well as other people’s perception of their potential.

What we'll deliver:

  • Raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma
  • Create opportunities for artists, volunteers and those affected by mental health
  • Provide educational opportunities for those looking to support theirs or others mental health

Why it's a great idea:

Our project aims to turn an abandoned shop front into a public space which will benefit the community. We hope to bring life to an otherwise derelict building and help attract new visitors into Burgess Hill Town Centre. Our public space will play host to a range of workshops and activities aimed at providing an educational resource to those who are struggling with their mental health. We also hope to increase awareness of the help which is available to people in locally. Art has a way of bringing communities together and our exhibition will provide opportunities and a platform for people who may have felt previously marginalised by their mental health.

Steps to get it done:

  • Mental Health Awareness Week (13 - 19 May 2019)


Location Burgess Hill

About the space

Custom Location


Mid Sussex District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,404

Marketing - £693 (29%)
Exhibition set up - £672 (28%)
Project management - £423 (18%)
Volunteer expenses - £200 (8%)
Workshop costs - £150 (6%)
Opening event - £125 (5%)
Other - £141 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Exhibition set up
Project management
Volunteer expenses
Workshop costs
Opening event
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £2,404

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