"My brain is super noisy. I barely know anything about mental health and have quietly fought battles alone all my life. Only since Covid changed the world have I become more aware of the importance of mental health awareness for mental health. We're all in this world together! So, I loved The Noisy Brain project as soon as I saw the name and the yellow colour. Love that. I had a great time working on my song "Hold Fast" for this collaboration. I learned a lot about myself and the shared struggles of others.” - Malleus Incus Stapes (musician)
"After being set up in a Leicester Square mass bag snatch. I have often thought how I was singled out as the 'patsy' for this particular bag heist. Was I singled out? Did they know I was easy pickings? Did they see me as a vulnerable victim? Maybe. Or maybe I’m overthinking everything again. Yep, probably. Kinda written from the situation unfolding. So, a cross between the thieving bastards and my POV ?" - STU
"Another metaphor for the struggle that is depression. I thought of a walk I went on, in north Wales, where I was headed up a mountain/hill and suddenly the weather took a turn for the worse. I was ill prepared (not coat, jeans) and every step seemed to take an eternity and/or result in pain. This, to me, is what depression is like." - NickK
"I'm fascinated by the idea of nothing, as there's no such thing - nothing has to be something. Whether it's imagined as darkness, pure white, or transparency, that's still something. So, can nothing really exist?" - NickK
"This is possibly too dark for a song, but I'll submit it and see what you think... This was written about a year after I came out of hospital (mental health unit in Surrey) and I was frustrated as I felt nothing much had changed, and I was on all these meds, which were sapping my soul - killing my personality. It's pretty raw, but it's the truth." - NickK
"Written after another mental health episode, I'd caused those around me a lot of hurt. But thanks to their support, I’m in a better place and dealing with my anxiety issues." - Stu
This writing is about a world where it should be seen as a strength when you can say, "I need help".
In late 2020, Eugene teamed up with The Noisy Brain for this simple 60's vibed arrangement of one of Stu's submitted writings - ‘To know things’
About childhood traumas and recognising that the repair makes you more valuable and stronger than ever.
This song recognises that in life we need support. It’s about love that pulls you through the tough times.
Gaining strength and understanding when we know we are broken from traumatic relationships.
The Noisy Brain were proud to be invited to speak at CityLit's Mental Wealth Festival in London.
This short introductory film helped our founder Stu introduce the movement, our process and how far we have come.
There's still lots planned, and even more to do.
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With the help of community members Nick Kira & Billy Crabbe, our founder Stu introduced the TNB movement.
Every song created and every piece of writing that is shared helps towards raising awareness and educating us all on the various mental and emotional health issues. There are only positives - from feeling less alone to inspiring others to do the same. It’s not just a normalisation of the topic through discussion, it’s a celebration of human experiences.