Inspire art group is made up of people who use mental health services provided by the Trust who meet every week at Fieldhead to take part in creative activities. The group continues to welcome new participants from a broad spectrum of Trust services including inpatient wards, day treatment services and pastoral care. Creative Minds funding is being used to ensure the group can continue to provide activities for more people to help their recovery and wellbeing.
The group is run by volunteers who continue to develop the group in line with the wishes of the members as well as using their own creative ideas. The group meets twice a week providing one art session and one gardening session based on the benefits of horticultural therapy.
Creative Arts Session
Every Tuesday 1—3pm
Art Studio, Oasis Centre, Fieldhead
This session is for art and creativity
The first Tuesday of every month there will be a structured session giving people the opportunity to have a go at something different.
Caring Garden, Fieldhead (at the top of the Fieldhead site behind the Bretton Centre)
The group has a vegetable plot on the Caring Garden which gives participants the opportunity to grow vegetables which will be shared among the group and also have some fun, exercise and enjoy the fresh air in a lovely garden among friends. Or just come and enjoy the garden with the group no pressure to garden. There is a log cabin where refreshments can be made.
The creative arts and inspired gardening project enables the Inspire group to try out new creative activities with professional artists once a month and also gives them the opportunity to grow their own produce. The activities allow participants to stretch their existing abilities and gives them the opportunity to try new things in a supported environment.
Who is the project for?
People with experience of common mental health issues and their carers.
How do I access this project?
People are free to self-refer or be referred from carers, GP’s, Support workers or CPN’s simply contact Inspire Arts on firstname.lastname@example.org
March Art Walk
As part of Wakefield’s March Art Walk, the Inspire group put on a exhibition showcasing the talents of group members. The aim of the exhibition was to break down the stigma of mental health issues through a socially inclusive shared interest. The exhibition was well visited by members of the public who also had the opportunity to listen to poetry performances.