Congratulations to BA Popular Music Graduate Darren Wilkie and his collaborator Denitsa Toshirova for winning the Corra Foundation’s #Letschangethat contest. Darren and Denitsa posted confirmation of the win on facebook and have been presented with £1000 grant to go towards their project, Reach Out, at Corra Foundation’s Change Convention.

** Project Announcement **Hello,I have designed a project called 'Reach Out' with photographer Denitsa Toshirova with the aim to create a safe, inclusive and creative space to bring people together and ultimately challenge stigma associated with speaking about mental health.To help us put this project into action, we have entered the Corra Foundation's #letschangethat competition to win a £1000 grant in association with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Voting opens on Monday and we'll post a link to the voting poll once voting is open :)Here is a short video explaining our project in more detail..Special thanks to Simon Toner Music for music and mixing, Lidia Melero Segurado & Sam Medlam for filming and editing, Chris Iskander, Maria Gillen, and Lucy Ha for their help and advice, and everyone who has got in touch so far to say they want to share their story with us, we haven't forgotten about you. By reaching out to one another hopefully we can overcome the stigma associated with speaking about mental health issues.If anyone would like more info or to get involved, please get in touch at darrenwilkie@yahoo.com or via facebook.

Posted by Darren Wilkie on Friday, September 15, 2017