In celebration of world mental health day in October, a special creative event was hosted in Huddersfield to give local people the opportunity to showcase, discover and experience different activities and express their creativity.
The event, which was held at the Zone in Huddersfield on Thursday 4th October, gave people the opportunity to try their hand at creative activities such as digital photography, music making and bibliotherapy.
Sporting activities including archery, football and Nordic walking were also available for people to try and an exhibition was created with local artists work.
There was also a special performance by the Pathways drama group of their “a talk in the park” production and an open mic event for people to share their talents.
The event was organised by local charity Reflections Art in Health, in partnership with Huddersfield Town Community Trust and Pathways, a local service that provides support in Kirklees for people experiencing mental health difficulties.
Angie Russell, who runs the charity Reflections Art in Health said, “We organised the creative event to celebrate the good work and services available to individuals locally to support them. The event was also an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues and positively breakdown stigma.
“It is important to encourage everyone to take the time to look after their minds and promote wellbeing; be that with a paintbrush, a football or a social gathering. And this is just what our event did!”
For more information about the charity visit www.reflectionsartinhealth.com