The Show of Hope

A community photo project designed to inspire hope for the future and raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

A group of 8 artists and techies have put their passions for a more connected community together and created the Show of Hope.

They feel society is being bombarded on a daily basis with negativity in the news and through social media, and wanted to start a project that would be some sort of antidote to that, helping people focus on the positive things in life.

Are you feeling inspired to share a little hope? Here’s how it works:

  1. Take a photo on the theme of Hope.
  2. Submit your photo to the Show of Hope website. Add a title and a description of what it means to you.
  3. Post your photo on Instagram and Facebook, using #showofhope and @showofhope.
  4. Share your photo as widely as possible and encourage others to participate.

100 photographs will be chosen to be exhibited in a major London space in February 2018. Have a look at some of the stunning photos which have been submitted already here.

We asked Matt at Show of Hope why they chose to support YoungMinds:

Where better to inspire hope for the future than with those who own the future, the young. As the leading voice championing young people’s mental health, YoungMinds was the natural partner charity for the Show of Hope.

Here are some of the submissions so far...


Autumn Leaves, John Gayner


Pride (In the Name of Love) 2017, Peter Notton 
Women's March, Matt Gerrish 


Ernie, Gavin Freeborn
Aleeya, Lorna Cumming-Brace

Thank You

YoungMinds is thrilled to be the supporting charity for this inspirational project. A huge thank you to all the Show of Hope Committee members. We can’t wait to see the array of photographs on display in February.

Follow The Show Of Hope

Twitter: @show_of_hope
Instagram: @showofhope

A massive thank you to all our brilliant fundraisers. 

Get Involved

Fundraising for us is a great way to have fun, raise vital funds and awareness of the importance of young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing.

If you are interested in fundraising for YoungMinds, we would be more than happy to support you in any way that we can.

For more information get in touch by calling on 0207 089 5050 or emailing us at [email protected]

Support Our Work

YoungMinds exists so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. We need your help to make sure that voice is heard.

The amount of times I’d tried to break out of this shell, talk about ‘I’m feeling a bit down’, ‘I’m feeling a bit scared’, I couldn’t do it. And now I can do it openly.
Alex, Youth Activist
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