The digital media project, ‘Creative exchange’, enables staff to use digital technology to engage service users in therapeutic activity in community services and inpatient wards.
The project aims to introduce the use of digital media equipment at the Trust in a creative and accessible way, which will build people’s confidence and create new opportunities to use digital media to engage, consult and support care pathways.
Weekly sessions run at Moorland Court give service users the opportunity to use the equipment to record, edit and produce films and audio recordings that highlight their stories of recovery and experience of services that have helped them. So far, the group have created a film about the Live Arts Cafe, a weekly social event that is run at Moorland Court.
Anthony Payne, a support worker at Moorland Court explained, “During the groups, we use the equipment to capture people’s recovery stories, their experience of services and their thoughts on activities that they are involved within the community. Being part of the project has led to an increase in people’s self-esteem and confidence and they are developing skills that they will hopefully be able to use in the future.”