SANE’s Black Dog sculptures were the main exhibits at one of the Science Museum’s hugely popular LATES events dedicated to mental health on April 26th. The occasion also represented SANE’s contribution to Depression Awareness Week.
Matthew Johnstone, author, illustrator and public speaker, lent his continuing support to our Black Dog campaign, giving a talk on his uplifting approach to living with depression.
His talent for communicating this intrinsically difficult subject through his graphic art work proved a great success: “An image is simply more visceral and gets to the core of the message in the blink of an eye”, he said.
Thousands of visitors are drawn to the Science Museum for these Lates events on the last Wednesday of the month. As people explored the museum, SANE staff and volunteers were on hand to give information and guidance on mental health and update visitors on the campaign’s progress. A silent disco, speed dating and bars offered a relaxed club-like atmosphere.
For those of you who didn’t make it, or didn’t read the tweets, here is a collection of pictures from the night.