"It's OK to not be OK", puts mental health in the spotlight.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to talk about mental health and be open and honest. We’re living in this time where technology is advancing at such a rapid rate, we’re constantly distracted and living lives outside of the ones we have internally.” – Jordan Stephens
Talking is a great place to start when you’re feeling down or overwhelmed. But sometimes words don’t come so easily, especially when talking about things like mental health. It’s a tough subject to open up about, but there are other ways to clear out the overcrowding of thoughts. Creative expression in whatever form is a great way to free up the weight of internalised emotions and overthinking.
Whether writing out your thoughts, or painting your indescribable emotions – getting things out of your head and into the world is a way for you to take a step back, and to acknowledge the things you’re internally experiencing. With this distance often comes clarity, or even the chance to share these feelings and thoughts with a friend.
Lazy Oaf’s new limited edition unisex collection, called “It’s OK to not be OK”, aims to get us thinking creatively and openly about our mental health. Created in support of mental health campaign Time To Change for UK Mental Health Awareness Week, Lazy Oaf has called upon 5 artists and illustrators from around the world to create a piece of work that they felt best translated “It’s Ok to not be Ok”. The project opens up the conversation and sheds light on the fact that mental health issues can affect anyone – and for 1 in 4 of us they do.
Click through the gallery below to meet the Artists, Illustrators and the Ambassadors for this project.
If you fancy shopping the collection in person Lazy Oaf will be holding a pop up this weekend, deets below.
Saturday 11th May 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm
Studio 3 & 4, 31 New Inn Yard,
Hackney, London EC2A 3EY
10 May 2019