Projects

In this area of our site we are sharing and celebrating some of our creativity for wellbeing projects, our amazing facilitators, fantastic participants and the funders that make it all possible.

‘Inside Out’

Our ‘Inside Out’ creative wellbeing project in Blaengarw encouraged people in our village to come out of their homes after a long time in lockdown in 2021, taking gentle steps into their local natural and beautiful environment and reconnecting with each other.

With support from Cwm Supported by the Llynfi Afan Renewable Energy Park Community Benefit Fund and The Baring Foundation.

MH Covid Response Grant Projects

The MH Covid Response Grant was part of the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 response to the pandemic, supporting wellbeing through engagement with health boards, local authorities and the third sector.

With support from Cwm Taf University Health Board, BAVO, Bridgend County Borough Council, Interlink and Welsh Government.

Rondell House movement to music

‘Creative Horizons’

Breathe Creative was grant funded by the Supporting Older People in the Vale Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021(Covid-19) to facilitate Creative Horizons, a new project offering music and movement for health and wellbeing for the service users of New Horizons Day Centre (older adults with physical disabilities and complex needs) and Rondel House (older people with dementia and complex needs) in Barry.

Supporting Older People in the Vale Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021 (Covid-19)

‘UnLocking’

UnLocking was a National Lottery funded project by Breathe Creative working in partnership with Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach Service in Cardiff. 

The group looked at how it feels to come out of Lockdown, out of our comfort zone, and how we could unlock ourselves and our creative potential. 

Supported by the Community Lottery Fund.

‘Beyond the Label’

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.

Supported by the Community Lottery Fund.

‘New World’

Our ‘New World’ New Horizons’ Project offered New Horizons’ service users weekly singing and movement for wellbeing workshops via on-line sessions to support them through their challenges and isolation during Lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supported by Glamorgan Voluntary Services through the COVID-19 High Risk Group Charity and Voluntary Group Small Grant Scheme.

Explore some of our other projects:

Animation art Arts Council of Wales Arts for Health Arts for Wellbeing Art with Emma BAVO Children Cooking COVID-19 CreateToConnect Creating Calm Creativity Emma Jones Exhibition Film Gallery Interlink Jane Hubbard Katja Stiller Lockdown Mental Health Mental Health Awareness Week MH Covid Response Fund Mindfulness Music National Lottery Community Fund Online Online Art Online Workshops Photographs Poetry Rhys Hughes Social Media The Baring Foundation The National Lottery Community Fund Tracy Pallant Ty Canna Visual Art wellbeing Women Workshops World Mental Health Day Writing Young People

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