The Arts & Health South West Podcasts are audio conversations with practitioners from around the South West about different areas of arts and health practice. Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

Alright Mate? with Hugh McCann (08-01-2020)

Our guest for this episode is Hugh McCann, a Southwest based artist with an interest in wellbeing, public space, technology and participation. Along with playwright and mental health nurse Cally Hayes, he recently co-founded ‘Alright Mate? CIC’ which aims to destigmatise male mental health one art project at a time. Their work is always participatory and so far includes installations in barbershops, books written by veterans and theatre in community spaces. Alright Mate? aim to normalise conversations around male mental health, in order to reduce needless suffering.


Alright Mate website: https://alrightmateproject.com (Here you can also find information about participating in Alright Mate’s upcoming projects about fathers/fatherhood and the construction industry!)

Download a digital copy of the Veterans Project Book: https://alrightmateproject.com/notalone

CoLab Exeter, an integrated wellbeing and innovation hub that works in collaboration with agencies across sectors to strengthen local services and achieve positive whole community outcomes around homelessness, addiction, (re)offending, and health inequality: https://www.colabexeter.org.uk

Veterans Change Partnership, a CIC which aims to provide programmes of rehabilitation and support for and to former military veteran offenders and their families: http://veteranschangepartnership.co.uk

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