‘Beyond the Label’ Mental health project final report

Lockdown Map 2020
Lockdown Life 2020

In 2020 we partnered with Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach service in Cardiff, a Cardiff-based citywide recovery-focussed Outreach service for people with mental health needs.

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.

Check out our full final report on this fantastic project which was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Creating Calm Photo Gallery Week 3

Billie

We’ve been in lockdown for many weeks now and the world has changed beyond all recognition. In this odd time we are connecting with people through our online arts projects. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – colleagues, communities, friends and families sharing what our lives are like at the moment.

Creating Calm Photo Gallery Week 2

Stay Positive, Have Hope

In this strange time we are trying to connect with people through online arts projects. It is a vulnerable time for everyone. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – colleagues, communities, friends and families sharing what our lives are like at the moment.

Creating Calm – Creative Cooking

Drawing of cooking ingredients

We’ve just entered Coronavirus Lockdown in the UK and we’ve been looking at how we can reach out and connect with people and maybe help them, just a little, to feel less isolated. With our new “Creating Calm” programme we will be doing just that.

In this Zoom session, our food expert Sian helps our group to make the most of the food in their cupboards. This week, they attempt Bread and Butter pudding.

This project is part of our Creating Calm programme, in partnership with Ty Canna Outreach Service and funded by the Coronavirus Resilience Fund.

Community Foundation Wales

Creating Calm Photo Gallery

Bluebells

In this strange time we are trying to connect to the most vulnerable people through online arts projects. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – communities, friends and families are showing us what their lives are like at the moment. Come back and have a look again, as they will be adding to this online gallery documenting this unusual time in all our lives. Stay safe all.