The Big Anxiety Forum - Learning from lived experience

An immersive 2-day forum for anyone interested in the complexities of mental and emotional health from lived experience perspectives.

Location: RMIT Storey Hall & Green Brain, Building 16, 336/348 Swanston St

Join us for two full days of creative engagements, in-depth conversations, workshops and performances, reimagining mental health through a creative, experiential lens.

This experience-based event is intended to be stimulating, uplifting, and ultimately enjoyable. It will also be challenging at times -- and for some, transformative.

The Forum prioritises being with lived experience rather than academic discussion. It is underpinned by collaborative research (and the book, The Big Anxiety: Taking Care of Mental Health in Time of Crisis, Bloomsbury, 2022) but is primarily a space for experiencing creative approaches to the day-to-day challenges of living with trauma, suicidality and mental distress.

Image: Workshop with Marianne Wobcke. Photo by Markus Ravik

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.