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DanSOUP Arts and Mental Health Special Thursday 13th May

#danSOUP raises money for local arts and mental health projects in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 4 people pitch their ideas to an expert panel & the audience who all vote on who gets the cash

This is the 10th event which is run twice/year in mental health awareness week & is supported by Lubrizol Corporation, a number of personal donations and The Institute for Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.

Tickets are £5 & all ticket sales go directly into the funding pot.

The 4 pitches competing for cash are:

  • Activity boxes creates activity boxes for young people which they will distribute through food banks.
  • Anxiety reset offers a free course to young women to help them learn coping strategies and build resilience
  • Mindful stitching helps people cope with mental ill health through the mindful practice of embroidery
  • Supertroupers offers an immersive theatrical experience club for adults with physical and learning disabilities

The panel and audience have an opportunity to ask questions, network and discuss the pitches with other attendees and then vote for their favourite and the winner takes all of the donations!

So, put simply, £5 donation, four pitches, four minutes with some panel and audience questions. This is a rare opportunity to discover and support great people with interesting ideas for tackling mental health in our local communities. The event is run twice a year during Mental Health Awareness Week and is organised by social enterprise THiNK Good Business

#danSOUP will takes place 7-9pm  on  Thursday 13th May  online via Zoom.  This will be during Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May). You can purchase your tickets online at

danSOUP is organised by:

Emma Torrance is co-owner of THiNK, an organisation to nurture creativity, enterprise and do good through and with businesses. She's an independent business adviser and mentor with tons of experience working with freelancers, small businesses and social enterprises.

Jane North runs online vintage fashion business, What Clarice Wore and found on Instagram @whatclaricewore. Jane is a former programme director In social care and is passionate about personalised support.

Jeanne Booth is championing live-work cohousing in Notts & Derbyshire and former owner of two art galleries & director of THiNK Good Business.