Making Minds


  • Cardiff

This is a selection of images taken from our Summer 15 MMGV event, held at Gwdihw, Cardiff. This album features images of Thee Manatees, Laura Elizabeth Johnson and open mic performers.


Making Minds is a community organisation, based in South Wales, that promotes the role of art and creativity in mental health.

There are currently four strands of work that we're developing:

1. To develop arts-based services in the community, in partnership with Local Health Boards, Local Authorities, voluntary sector organisations, and others, that support mental health and wellbeing, tackle mental health stigma and discrimination and provide opportunities for learning and socialising.

2. To develop a network of organisations and individuals that are involved / interested in arts and creativity as it relates to mental health, for the purpose of sharing best practice, sharing resources, fostering joint working practices including applications for funding and public sector contracts, influencing policy and practice.

3. Organising events and 'experiences' that will see art and creativity act as a platform for artists and mental health, facilitating discussions that will help tackle the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of various mental health problems.

4. Developing a 'one stop shop' that will support artists of all types who are affected by mental ill health. This could offer individuals with a menu of options that could include mental health support, business support and support to network within their field of interest.

Gwdihw (Goody Hoo) is a cosy little cafe/bar on Churchill Way in the centre of Cardiff where you can always look forward to a warm welcome in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Here at Cardiff’s best kept secret, Gwdihw, we’re dedicated to hand picking only the finest, funkiest live music and cultured DJs, championing the best in local, national ...and international talent, serving up delicious beverages and succulent wholesome food, all within a cosy, intimate atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.


Péchés Mignons, Juju Nations, Ukulele Nights, Folk Against Facism, The Jazz Review, Candela and Vertical Cinema will provide you with just some of the regular nights sandwiching bigger, one-off events by Péchés Mignons and much much more!


Sign up to our emailing list on our website to be the first to know about our events and you’ll be treated to special little offers on there that no-one else will get.


Come and enjoy a carefully chosen range of good quality, wholesome food, made fresh on the premises. In line with our ethos, our excellent coffee is fare trade, not to mention damn tasty!


Or, if it’s something harder you’re after, we’ve everything from Bare Naked Beer by local Artisan Brewing Co. to ‘Gwdibombs’ if you’re feeling adventurous!


So, we’ll leave you be now so that you can shut down your computer, put your sneakers on and get down here to visit us!

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