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Wet Plate Photography

Ever wondered how the Victorians captured photographs? Join photographer Stephen Raff for a one-of-a-kind experience where you'll be photographed using a technique from the 1850s. Not only will you learn about this fascinating process, but you'll also walk away with a unique digital portrait - perfect for your profile picture and a real conversation starter!

Afterwards, you’ll sit down with Cally Hayes from Alright Mate for an informal chat about men’s mental health. This will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and these recorded discussions will contribute to the creation of our new show that we'll be touring across Devon this Spring. 



Upcoming Events

📍The George Hotel, Axminster
🗓️ Sunday 25th February 2024
⏰ Available slots: 10am, 2pm & 3pm

To book a space call 01297 33385 or email cally@alrightmateproject.com.

📍The Hour Glass Inn, Exeter
🗓️ Tuesday 5th March
FULLY BOOKED

Join waiting list

📍Corbeau Noir Tattoos, Exmouth
🗓️ Sunday 10th March
FULLY BOOKED

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About Alright Mate?

For too long, men have been taught to keep their struggles to themselves. Many men think they're the only ones facing mental health challenges, but that's far from the truth.

At Alright Mate?, we're rewriting this narrative. No more 'man up' rhetoric. Our events are relaxed, friendly, and judgment-free. Help us to break the silence by sharing your experiences and encouraging more men to talk. Let's change the story around men's mental health together. By sharing your experiences, you can encourage more men to speak out. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I expect from the photography session?
A: You'll experience how photographs were captured in the 1850s, using historical techniques. Not only will you learn about this fascinating process, but you'll also receive a digital scan of your portrait that's perfect for profile pictures.

Q: What will the discussion on men's mental health involve?
A: The conversation, led by Cally Hayes - an Exeter based writer, educator and mental health specialist, will be an informal and judgment-free space to talk about the topic of men’s mental health. It’s an opportunity to share your perspective, experiences, and contribute ideas that might be included in a new show we are developing. 

Q: What topics will be covered?
A: We'll be covering a range of topics related to men's mental health, including coping strategies, challenging stigma, personal experiences, and ways to support each other. We understand that some topics can be sensitive. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, you're welcome to step out. We'll have support available if you need someone to talk to.

Q: Do I need to have personal experience with mental health issues to participate in the conversation?
A: Not at all. The discussion is open to everyone, regardless of whether you have personal experience with mental health challenges. Your perspective is valuable and the event aims to foster a broader understanding and dialogue about men's mental health.

Past Events

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