This week we’re highlighting some of the projects that are supported by Comic Relief, here in the UK.
InsideOut is an arts and mental health organisation which provides opportunities for people experiencing a breakdown in their mental health to access and engage in the arts to improve and sustain mental wellbeing and strengthen creativity and artistic interest.
Making Your Mark is a an arts in mental health project for 18 to 25-year-olds experiencing complex mental health issues that have de-railed their lives. Research has found that the arts can help people to confidently re-engage in life. Creative Lives works with people older than 65 experiencing depression, anxiety disorders and early dementia in later life.
InsideOut believes that participation in a creative group can lead to a late flowering of individuals’ creativity, help relieve emotional distress and improve quality of life.
If you are a blogger local to this project and would like to arrange a visit to find out more for yourself, please do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.