The UK four-part documentary on the oldest psychiatric facility in the world -Bethlem, also known as Bedlam is available on YouTube. The version may not be legal so please do your own searching for legal copies or watch the 50min episodes via a request to your library. The doco focuses on sites across the NHS […]

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August 1, 2018


We are currently looking for a volunteer Project Manager to help launch a new initiative- MadUnis. We have extensive contacts at 9 major Australian universities and several colleges but need a volunteer to lead real change across Australian campuses through partnerships with faculty, student associations and mental health charities. Before expressing interest, please read more […]

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August 1, 2018

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MadNarrative new accounts on Socials

We have recently launched our social media accounts to be populated with content by our Semester 2, 2018 student interns and our community of artists, actors and writers. If you believe strongly in storytelling’s power to reduce stigma and improve mental health, please follow us, retweet, share and like our content. We may not be […]

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July 31, 2018

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Mental health and video games

Gaming is often associated with poor mental health and alarmingly, ‘gaming disorder’ is now in the 2018 version of the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Despite this negativity from big psychiatry and from many parents worldwide, we think serious games and even recreational games can be a very powerful way to use […]

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July 31, 2018

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Storytelling with big data

One of the things we would like to do more of is data visualisation to tell stories about mental health. The first project involves Word Clouds of mental health-related media like the one below which is a collection of themes/tags we like to write about (key-phrases are hyphenated to keep them together). We have connections […]

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July 31, 2018

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Social Context of Mental Health and Illness

There are many free courses on storytelling coming up in the second half of 2018 on platforms like Coursera. We are also starting to list more on mental health theory and practice. One, starts today on Coursera on the Social Context of Mental Health and Illness. This is particularly important to what we do because […]

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Online Courses on Storytelling or Mental Health

To help our community of artists, actors and writers, we have compiled some online courses (MOOCs) upcoming in 2018. Most of these MOOCs are free to audit (except those from Udemy) but a certificate of completion costs a small fee. Storytelling courses available on free on Coursera Transmedia Storytelling Artists,  next intake Aug 20, 2018 […]

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Semester 2 Student Interns

MadNarrative is currently recruiting students for Semester 2, 2018. We are looking for students who can demonstrate a commitment to our values with experience in: Visual arts, film/TV, animation or art curation students to help with community building for our MadArtists. Acting, stagecraft, and theatre production to help our MadActors to prepare for a play in […]

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June 30, 2018

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Transmedia Writing

Our MadWriters aim to write in collaboration with our MadArtists and MadActors. This is known by some as ‘transmedia storytelling’. There are currently two free courses on transmedia narratives -one by UNSW focusing on all types of media which we mentioned here and one starting August 1 by Michigan State University specifically on transmedia writing. The […]

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June 25, 2018

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Transmedia Storytelling Course

Transmedia storytelling is a somewhat technical and academic name for what we do. We do traditional and digital storytelling across all types of media especially those related to acting, writing and art-making. UNSW Australia will soon be offering a free online course on Transmedia Storytelling called ‘Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences’. The […]

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