In this month’s blog, I am sharing my research that I have been doing on using Creative Arts with people with mental health issues. I came across the Art Angel Project in which a fellow creative art therapist is involved in and I found the work to be fascinating, inspiring and stimulating.
There is a video at the end of the description and a link to a pdf document, titled The Arts and Mental Health :Creativity and Inclusion- for those who are interested in knowing more .
Art Angel is an innovative arts and mental health project based in Dundee, United Kingdom with eleven years experience of working with, listening and responding to people with mental health problems. The unique combination of arts and advocacy ensures that not only do its participants have an active role in the planning, management and implementation of the project but they also have positive opportunities to voice their views, ideas and opinions through art, communicating and interacting with the wider community. The participants also play an important role in challenging public perceptions of mental health and provide an enhanced understanding of mental health issues in the area.
This video shares case studies of clients with mental health issues
For those interested in knowing more about Arts and Mental Health, please look up
By Priya Senroy
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