Mad Pride 2023 – We All Have a Role to Play

Thank you to everyone who joined us at #MadPride2023 last week! We hosted our Annual Mental Health Month event on Gadigal Land at Woodburn Creative Studios in Redfern on Thursday 26 October 2023.

Mad Pride is a free event designed for and by young people. The event is an opportunity to celebrate young people’s creativity, and break down the stigma around mental health experiences. This year was our 16th Mad Pride event. Weave’s Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program team work to support a committee of young people who plan, prepare and curate every detail of the event. These young people brought so much creativity to Mad Pride 2023, and we are grateful for their commitment to celebrating young people and community.

The event opened with an Acknowledgement of Country by Weave Board Member, Roxanne, and a smoking ceremony led by Mark and Beau from our Aboriginal Cultural Engagement team. Mad Pride attendees enjoyed food, activities and an art exhibition of beautiful work, before watching performances of singing, rap, poetry and spoken word by our talented, young performers.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners – City of Sydney, South Eveleigh, Jack Morton, Woodburn Creative Studios, Manoosh Pizzeria, Aplenty Catering, Trolley’d, Amanaki Studios and Tristan Stefan Edouard.

Video by Amanaki Studios