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The Big Anxiety

The Big Anxiety festival is the largest mental health and arts festival in the world.

Featuring an exciting line-up of expert creative thinkers, the festival expands the conversation around lived experiences of mental health by creating innovative spaces for open and forward-thinking discussions about mental well-being.

In 2022, the Wheeler Centre is partnering with The Big Anxiety, Melbourne Naarm (co-presented by RMIT University and UNSW) to present a number of performances and dialogues exploring the major anxieties of our time.

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