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The Big Anxiety

27 - 9 September 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
ACROSS SYDNEY

The Big Anxiety – Festival of arts + science + people, brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. 

The Big Anxiety Festival, the largest mental health and arts festival in the world, returns in 2019 after the success of the inaugural Festival in 2017.

The month-long biennial Sydney festival promotes mental health and wellbeing in exciting arts projects that combine science and creativity. Unlike any other arts festival, The Big Anxiety has a unique practical focus, harnessing creative expertise to improve our capacity to take care of ourselves and others.

In 2019 the Festival’s focus is on Empathy and Stigma; Care and Healing; and Suicide Prevention.

Winner of the Best New Event at the Australian Event Awards 2018, the festival is a world leading initiative of UNSW Sydney in association with the Black Dog Institute with more than 25 partnerships across mental health and community organisations – including remote communities – as well as leading arts and community venues.  

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