First Fortnight

On Lifeline Presenter Leslie Murphy interviews the Organiser and Commerical Director for First Fortnight Steve Cummins.

First Fortnight is a charity-based organisation with the express aim of challenging mental health prejudice
through the creative arts. We believe the arts allow us to create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner. Once that conversation has begun, we hope this will then help to change people’s perceptions about an issue
that affects us all with one in four of us set to experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. With that in mind, we hope to make the First Fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging
prejudice and ending stigma.