Mental Health Vending Machines Have Popped Up In Sydney

We love this so much!

Carly Heading

28 March 2018

Carly Heading

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Art & About Sydney

It is no secret that life can get a bit heavy time to time, and the most important thing is to realise that it’s okay to not be okay.

Sydney is getting on board and have popped some vending machines around the city which are filled with packets of chill. 

Yes, we are listening. 

Vending machines are normally filled with chips, lollies and cans of drinks, but this is something we could definitely do with more often.

All you need is $2 and you can buy yourself a packet of chill, imagination, reassurance, purpose, connection and belonging!


The pop up is called Intangible Goods and it’s been created by artists Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach.

Mental Health is an important issue to them, just as it is to us, and they hope by doing this they are giving us humans a better way of expressing our inner feelings.


The best part, all profits from the work will be donated to beyondblue, the Mental Health Association NSW (WayAhead) and the Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA.

The pop up will have three locations:

  • 6 March to 29 March: Martin Place
  • 30 March to 3 April: Customs House Square
  • 4 April to 8 April: Pitt Street Mall



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