We have received funding for a new animation project with Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach Services in Cardiff. Our facilitators, Jane Hubbard and Katja Stiller, will offer weekly creative wellbeing sessions; listening to, sharing and working with participants over the next few months.
This project will help participants to find a more positive focus, to manage their life transitions, build creative coping strategies and, hopefully, reach calmer waters.
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.