Opportunities for adults to develop and maintain good mental health
Creative Directions is a weekly opportunity for adults with experience of mental health issues to develop and maintain good mental health, make connections with others and build their confidence long term.
Regular positive activity, support and signposting responds to individual need. Participants can often be isolated and lonely, lacking in confidence, with low emotional resilience. They engage in activities that, over time, enable them to develop practical, social and personal skills, empowering them to make positive changes in their life.
Our artists deliver a regular, absorbing and appropriately challenging offer, in a safe, welcoming building. This builds trust, increases confidence and develops the ability to try new things. The activity e.g. making a film or recording a track, engages participants and provides focus.
Participants, who may initially be very negative, unmotivated or non-verbal, begin to see what they can achieve. Feelings of self-worth increase and – through gentle challenge – participants push themselves further and see themselves differently; increasing independence. Skills and strategies will be sustainable, enabling participants to maintain emotional wellbeing long term.
The Creative Directions group at The Point meets on Thursdays. The day is split into two halves: the morning session (10am – 12pm) is self-facilitated, meaning people come along and make use of our space and free art materials in whatever way they want. The afternoon session (1:30pm – 3:30pm) is artist-led; darts artists lead the group in creative activities. Creative Directions is very flexible, so people can turn up whenever and pop in or out as they please. Find out more about upcoming sessions here: https://www.thepoint.org.uk/whats-on/
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