We are so proud to launch our project ‘Beyond the Label’, working creatively and using Arts for Wellbeing with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and working in collaboration with Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach service in Cardiff.
Over a period of three months, from May to July 2020, service users met weekly online to create artwork and writing for an animation that reflects their lived experiences of mental health conditions.
The extra challenges of lockdown meant that collaborators weren’t able to meet in person, but this was overcome to produce this rich and wonderful collection of work, a selection of which was used by Jane Hubbard to create the animation.
As well as this, contributors worked with composer and sound artist John Rea to create individual sound pieces of themselves reciting their poetry, sometimes singing and playing instruments.
Many thanks to contributors: Jen, Judith, Nick, Sarah, Mandy, Maddy, Ellie, Kate
Special Thanks to Lewis Rigley and Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach Service
Facilitators: Katja Stiller and Sarah Featherstone
Animator: Jane Hubbard
Composer and Sound Artist: John Rea
We would like to thank the Lottery for financially supporting this project.