The Museum of Lost and Found Potential

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The Museum of Lost and Found Potential

Cross-posted from the Speak Your Mind Website news page here


The Museum of Lost and Found Potential, created by Speak Your Mind in partnership with HSBC, will open its doors to the public in London’s Covent Garden from 10th to 15th October. The museum reveals the stark and powerful picture of human potential that is lost globally to people, families, communities, businesses and society due to neglected mental health and suicide.

It also shows the potential of everything that can be found, when people receive the treatment and support they need. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. Suicide rates in the United Kingdom jumped nearly 12% in 2018, the first rise in seven years. This World Mental Health Day, the WHO wants to show that suicide is preventable. 

“When I talk to people about my lived experience, they realize that it’s possible for them to get treatment and be well.”

- Cecelia, featured in the Museum of Lost & Found potential

The museum shares 16 interactive portraits of people from around the world. Through video, sound and real or imagined artefacts, visitors are transported to lost and found chapters in the lives of the people whose stories are told in the museum. People lost to suicide and their loved ones left behind are also featured inside.

Together these poignant personal stories demand that more be done to support mental health across all aspects of our lives - in every corner of the world. There is a focus throughout on the importance of world leaders investing more in the research and evidence that can identify solutions to improve mental health for all. .

After the world premiere in London’s Covent Garden, the museum will journey across the world as a travelling exhibition. 

  • Where: Unit 6, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
  • How much: No ticket required, free entry
  • When: Thursday 10th - Tuesday 15th October, 12.00 - 20.00 weekdays and 10.00 - 18.00 on Saturday and Sunday. 

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