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The Black and Blue Collective

We established the collective in 2016, as a group of artists, academics, people with lived experience of the mental health system, and supporters. Our main aim is to challenge the stigma of mental health  spreading kindness and having gentle conversations.

Our Blue Faced Ladies, take their inspiration from Trechikoff's paintings of the 1950's. We are kind, gentle and are here to listen.

​We pop up at arts festivals, events, cafes-anywhere where people need a gentle ear to listen and a bit of a boost. We leave our friends with a little gift, an affirmation to ponder on.

​We support the Time to Change Campaign www.time-to-change.org.uk

People Place Power 2018