Everyone Hurts was established to help people connect through their shared experiences with mental illness. There is no greater barrier to connection than shame and this is what we hope to change. 

“When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending”

- Brene Brown


Everyone hurts was established to help change the conversation about mental illness through interesting, fun events that encourage open conversation. 


We are a group of friends who are passionate about reducing the stigma that continues to exist for sufferers of mental illness. We all have mental health, the same way we have our physical health and we should not treat an illness of the mind any differently to an illness of the body. 

Our events are designed to demonstrate that you can have conversations about mental illness within a positive and entertaining environment. Because sometimes the deepest connections come from sharing the parts of ourselves we are the most ashamed of. 

"The two most powerful words when we're in struggle: 'me too'."


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A not-for-profit music festival about mental health, finding hope and choosing life.

This video asks - what does it mean to be human?

The theme that prevails throughout is connection.

We are all human and part of what makes us special, also makes us the same.

We all need connection. 


The most violent element in a society is ignorance