When designing this panel we wanted to include what was important to us and why. This included thinking about what may be important to other LGBT people and not just our group. We decided to include LGBT and mental health topics to encourage discussion about them, while asking the audience questions about mental health to kindly and safely talk about them. This was to also raise awareness about the different mental health difficulties and additional needs that people may have.
What we used:
We used our own hand prints (in paint) to show that “working together” is a good way to get things done and voices heard. We used “let’s talk about” to encourage people to have difficult conversations in a caring environment. We also used permanent markers to write down just a small amount of the vast and varied difficulties people may have.