Take 10 is a social art installation consisting of comfortable furniture mimicking the appearance of a living room. The installation invited passers-by to sit opposite myself and engage in a ten minute conversation that would then gently approach the topic of mental health in a non-hierarchical or medical manner. Research suggests that just ten minutes of face-to-face conversation can reduce the signs of depression and risk of suicide. The first Take 10 installation took place at Sheffield Train Station and attracted over 60 participants, some who sat for up to thirty minutes discussing the wellbeing of themselves and their loved ones. Take 10 has since been actioned at various other institutions.
A thank you to those at Dwell Time Huddersfield for your initial support.