People involved in a photography group as part of Pathways Day Services in Mirfield will have their work showcased at a special digital photography exhibition on Friday 24 October.
Pathways Day Services, which is jointly run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Kirklees Council, provides a range of creative opportunities for people with mental health concerns in order to help them recover.
The digital photography group produced the photographs over the course of 20-weeks where they visited a number of different locations including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Mining Museum and Leeds Royal Armouries. The aim was to encourage the group to come together and learn from one another’s interests and skills. People are invited to come along and view the work at Coffee Evolution, 8 Church Street, Huddersfield, HD1 HDD from 7.30pm.
Leah Brown, day centre officer at Pathways Day Services said, “The photography group encourages people to see life differently and capture shots that they find unique or interesting. We’ve seen some really great photographs being taken by people attending the sessions.
“The group gives people the chance to try something new whilst meeting new people. Seeing their work displayed at a special exhibition which is open to the public, their family and friends is a great confidence boost and achievement for people.”
Speaking about his photography, one group member said, ““Before I attended the digital photography group, I was very depressed and had lost all purpose in life. I felt useless. Today after framing our work, I feel a huge sense of achievement and I’m very proud of the photos I’ve taken. The group has made me realise that I am good at something and it’s really helped to increase my self-confidence.”