The project ‘Yes Playa’ intends to open a dialect about men's mental health and document the struggles of a small group of men who decided to share their experiences with the intention of motivating others to engage in a conversation. Set within the community of South Manchester and Stockport, participants spoke of adverse childhood experiences, alcohol addiction and being a carer for a mentally ill parent in addition to a suicide attempt. At the time of making the work, all participants were able to speak candidly about their experiences with the support of the people closest to them. The project serves as a collective voice with the didactic intention of encouraging people to have a conversation.
Dean Belcher • James Bellorini • Isabelle Boutriau • Mark Crean • Matt Durrant • Laura Jane Fenton • De Ferrier • Drew Findlay • Ilya Fisher • Bekkie Graham • Phil Hill • Nick Hodgson • Chris Jerrey • Angela Lam • Hilde Maassen • Robert McMillan • Stevi McNeill • Paul ‘Buzz’ Moran • Jasmine Murray • Michael Padilla • Mikaela Rackham • Marcel Rauschkolb • Darren Smith • Victoria Smith • Tim Stubbs Hughes • Beverley Thomas • Ross Trevail • Clare Wilson •