Creative Character Q&A: My Mental Health

mayamada September 20, 2016 No Comments
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All types of people have been getting involved in the #BeCreative campaign. The response has been great, and seeing people express their creativity in their own unique way never gets old!

We’re talking with one of the creative characters sharing her views. Meet Manny Aujla from My Mental Health, an online platform where people can learn about mental health and wellbeing. They believe learning from lived experience is one of the best ways to bring about positive change.

Manny tells us how creativity has impacted her:


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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Poole in Dorset, living near the sea and the countryside. Being so close to nature opened my eyes to natural beauty.

What creative work do you do?

In my role as social media director at My Mental Health, I love creating memes which capture feelings in images. I enjoy doing henna and making cards to send to friends and family.

What does creativity mean to you?

Creativity through a variety of means has really helped me open up about my feelings. When I was first diagnosed with anxiety, I found it very difficult to talk about. However creating bubble diagrams/making up mantras helped me process what I was going through.

Most challenging part of being creative?

I often don’t get the time to be creative, life gets busy and it’s hard to fit in.

Why should young people be creative?

Young people should be creative because it helps to shape and help us grow.

Who is the most creative person to you and why?

Banksy – the way his art can pop up anywhere! On different surfaces and locations and it encapsulates social issues of our time.