This spring the creative team worked with young people at Ashton Vale Youth Club on an Arts & Wellbeing project funded by The Children & Families Emotional Wellbeing Fund.
Mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity and Young Bristol wanted to inspire positive mental health for young people through the provision of regular weekly art sessions. Over 8 weeks the group took part in discussions and arts activities exploring the themes of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. The work included Mandala making, gratitude exercises, photography, printmaking and badge making. The group were aged between 7 – 16 years old and spent time talking about resilience, dispelling myths about Mental Health, how to look out for one another and where to go to get support if your mental health was not very good. An exhibition of the artwork and responses to group discussions was on display at Bristol Harbour Festival 2017 with lots of members of the public taking interest.
We would like to thank Off The Record for their support with the project as well as the C&F Emotional Wellbeing Fund for making it happen.
You can read the Evaluation report here: EWF Evaluation Report