Mad Pride Events

Every year Centre 401 celebrates mad culture and recovery through a Mad Pride Concert. Mad Pride brings passion, hope and comical relief to all involved, using original music and comedy to celebrate Mad Culture. Putting the cool back into Madness, Mad Pride will show you a different side to recovery. Everyone can be involved in the planning of this event through community EQUIP workshops. Performers write and produce songs and skits through the Tune Up weekend, the Cuckoo comedy workshop and Mad Jam.

Comic Competition

Mental Health Comic Competition open now

Prize:  $100 Voucher of your choice

Contact donna@centre401.co.nz to find out how to enter and get more information. 

Entry is open to everybody including Centre 401 Staff and their family aged 13 or older at the time of entry, free of charge.

Comics must be Mental Health themed 
Judging criteria : i) creativity and originality, ii) clear message, iii) Graphic quality , iv) mental health relevance

Comics must be your own original work
Comics must be A4, they can be one picture comic or a comic book or comic strip
Entries can be created digitally or by hand 
Contestants can submit more than one comic

Tune Up

Tune up is a weekend of song writing and comedy work-shops.
The purpose of Tune Up is to assist in the creation of music and comedy to be performed at the
annual Mad Pride event. Tune Up is an environment in which participants can gain skills and
confidence and be comfortable to express themselves through performing arts.
For more info on this call the Centre or check out events on our Facebook page.


Centre 401 will be celebrating Matariki with members at our premises. We have heaps of fun planned for the day, so rock on down to the centre and celebrate the maori new year with us!