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'Know My Mind’ (KMM) is a community theatre group in Croydon, London shining the spotlight on mental health issues from the perspective of service users and carers.
 
The group started in 2013 from humble beginnings when Ekanem Hines (a member of the Croydon Carers’ Group) and Assistant Psychologist Rhian Tait (facilitator of that group and co-founder of KMM) decided to capture the stories of carers and service users for a ‘tell all’ report. Winning the permission from group members, the report called ‘Tell it like it is Mental Health in the Community: Opening Pandora’s Box?’ was published in 2014.
 
In a short space of time, KMM co-founder Ekanem Hines wrote the stage play ‘So U Think i’M CraZy?’ which made its debut in May 2014, and has since showcased at different venues across the country. The emotional production uses the versatility of song, dance, poetry and drama to convey the journey of a young African-Caribbean man’s physical, psychological and spiritual journey that led to incarceration in a psychiatric hospital. 
 
Know My Mind and the play ‘So U Think i’M CraZy?’ could not have come alive without the dedication and integrity of professional actors, artistic directors and marketing experts – all volunteers committed to raising awareness of mental ill health in our communities.