You may have seen this all over your social media channels already, annual creative non-profit initiative “Project get Naked” is back with full force!
Following the last edition of @ProjectGetNaked (themed: #WeCare) which marked an end of the five years focus on HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention, the humanitarian initiative has transitioned into a broader focus which encompasses several public health issues as well as personal ones.
With past editions featuring famous faces and influentials such as; Ycee, Tee A, Falz, Annie Idibia, Denrele, Owen Gee, Ashionye, Beverly Osu, Ehiz, Taofick Okoya, Jon Ogah, Karen Igho, Vector, Dammy Krane and many more. 2017 started with proper ground work for Project Get Naked, after announcing its theme for the year tagged; “#SAVE – To Rescue, To Keep Safe & To Protect”, the initiative partnered with mental health NGO – SheWritesWoman.org to curate MH-SPA (Mental Health Support for Persons Affected) monthly support groups for women (Safe Place) and men (Umbrella) with the helping hands of Doctoora.com, PsyndUp and Socially Africa.
The initiative has entered its creative stage which is the digital campaign for Mental Health Awareness. Under the campaign #SAVE – Creatives for Mental Health Awareness, Project Get Naked is asking creatives and influentials from different industries/sectors to lend their voices and craft to the issue of mental health in Nigeria. Influentials such as OSA Seven, Obi Somto, Tobbinator – TCD, Sunmisola Olorunnisola, Stacey Ravvero, Fifographer, Anuel, Ini Itama, Francis Sule and more have volunteer to participate in their respective categories.
Announced Categories of Project Get Naked’s #SAVE – Creatives for Mental Health Awareness:
Photography for Mental Health
Music for Mental Health
Visual Arts for Mental Health
Fashion for Mental Health
Volunteers of each categories are required to create a piece illustrating mental health and it’s stigma in Nigeria.
Announced Volunteer Participants
ABOUT #SAVE – CREATIVES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
#SAVE – Creatives for Mental Health Awareness is a digital campaign and exhibition that involves different sectors of the Arts, Media, Technology and other creative industries. 8 or more participants in different fields will create a piece (based on their specialised field) to illustrate mental health using Project Get Naked 2017 theme “SAVE” as it’s core message.
Project Get Naked 2017 is focusing on the theme #SAVE, using it’s literal meaning which is; ‘To Rescue’, ‘To Keep Safe’, ‘To Protect’. The theme was chosen based on the stigma that surrounds mental health in Nigeria and the lack of understanding or awareness of several mental illnesses which intersects with the everyday signs of a person living with mental health challenges or disorders as well as the subtle cry for help. Project Get Naked is working on changing the perception of mental health in Nigeria, educate citizens about the different types of mental health difficulties and disorders in our society today.
Project Get Naked 2017 as whole intend to provide mental health support for persons affected and for family or friends who are trying to be there for their loved ones dealing with Mental Health challenges. As well as provide self advocacy tools, affordable care and facilities, access to therapies and more.
To volunteer or participate, email [email protected]