Mind meets Nicholas Pinnock

In the next issue of Mind Membership News we chat to actor Nicholas Pinnock about his experience of mental health problems, stigma, his forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster 'Monsters: Dark Continent' and much more. To read the whole article, join us today.

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On his own mental health problems…

I've learned to not be ashamed or embarrassed by my experience of mental health problems. The more I opened up, the more it came to pass that so many people either had experience of mental health problems, or had a family member or knew someone who had experienced them. I'm no longer in therapy, but would gladly go again if ever I felt the need.

On how he stays well…

For me, poetry is a great escape. I can vent my feelings in a way that I can’t vocalise. It’s like blotting paper for the soul. I also speak to my sister a lot. She’s a great lifeline for me.

On the Mind 3000s...

In May, I will be walking 50 km, climbing 3000ft and hoping to do it all in 24 hours..! Not sure how but I'll get through it I figure if I, like many others, can get through the challenge of depressive episodes and manage it on a day-to-day basis as 1 in 4 of us do everyday, I'm sure this will be easy. My aim is to raise as much money as possible to help Mind with funding in places where it's needed most.

On the response to Fortitude…

It’s wonderful. I couldn’t be happier with the way the audience have taken to it. It’s a really special feeling when you’re involved in a project that you’ve worked really hard on and are proud of, and the audience responds to in such a positive way.

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