27 August 2014

Mike Zip Wire 

Help us realise an exciting creative technology project for young people affected by mental illness – by sponsoring our Director Mike Stubbs to take on the Zip Wire Challenge!

Next spring FACT will present Group Therapy, a major new exhibition that brings together international artists and communities to explore mental health. Following on from our previous projects like inhand.org.uk, we want to work with young people to develop a programme that supports their wellbeing.

Mental health is a global concern, and young people are especially vulnerable, with 1 in 10 now considered to have some sort of diagnosable condition.

We believe that creative projects can give young people the chance to tell their story, build their confidence, help them learn new skills, make friends and inspire others.

SO can you sponsor Mike and help us raise funds for this much needed project? 

On Wednesday 3 September our Director and self-titled 'thrill seeker' Mike Stubbs is going to take on Liverpool's zip wire challenge - a 100ft high wire spanning nearly 1000ft, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Because we are FACT, and we love tech, we've decided to record Mike's ride on a roving camera, so if you can’t make it down to cheer him on in Liverpool you can watch online afterwards! All the money raised through this challenge will go towards our mental health arts programme for young people 

Visit our Just Giving page to find out more and donate!

About community engagement at FACT

FACT's longstanding engagement programme has been bringing together artists and communities for 20+ years, enriching the lives of more than 3000 individuals each year. Key groups we work with include young people, military veterans, mental health service users, families, schools and older

people. Our creative projects offer skills development, learning, inspire well-being and confidence and address issues such as isolation, loneliness in our participants. Recent examples of our projects include the Comic Relief and Nominet-funded In Hand mental health app development programme for young people (the app has received over 4K downloads so far), the Baring Foundation supported military veterans creative programme and our innovative digital inclusion programme for older people