reTHiNK 2009

In 2009 the reTHiNK Grant funded a comedy show, a poetry book, a calendar and an art exhibition.

Chris Brain for A Better Place

Chris Brain, 2009 Billy T Award Nominee, is in a “Better Place” after years of living on the fringes. “A Better Place”, sponsored by a reTHiNK Grant, follows Chris’s darkly comic jouney through gambling, drinking, religion, drugs and even going to the gym in order to be normal. What he came to realise was that there is no such thing as normal. Read the review!


Toi Ora Live Art Trust: Mosaic & Myth

This creative arts centre for people with experience of mental distress, used a reTHiNK Grant to develop and design Mosaic and Myth, the second collection of poetry, prose, short stories and art work from Toi Ora’s writing and visual arts classes. For more information about Toi Ora Live Art Trust, visit the




Art Therapy Trust NZ: ARTiculate

ARTiculate is a studio arts therapy programme for young people. Each programme culminates in an exhibition for community, family and friends. It is this exhibition that a reTHiNK Grant is supporting. For more information go to –


Te Ata: Breaking Barriers Calendar

Te Ata is a consumer support centre and was awarded a reTHiNK Grant for the production, printing and launch of the 2010 Breaking Barriers calendar and greeting cards. This project showcases Te Ata members’ art work. The art work reflects, and is symbolic of, the value of their experiences, and the learning that mental distress can provide. It aims to show how positive, inclusive and non-judgemental attitudes can make a difference in people’s lives.

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