Updated: Aug 4
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To explore how the creative arts can be used to support mental health recovery.
Explore different approaches in which creative arts can be used to support recovery.
Explore the benefits of creative pursuits for recovery.
Provide an experience of using creativity in a potentially beneficial way.
WHAT 'CREATIVITY' MEANS TO YOU?
Meaning Activity/ Pathway
To provoke Films/ Paintings/Photography
Physical Dancing /Design/Fashion/ Flower arrangements/Drawings
Rhythm/Harmony Music/Dance/ Visual Arts
Trance Dreaming/ Day dreaming
Liberation Books, Art appreciation general
Energy( Heart) Mandala Art/ Zentangle/ Doodling
Expressive Painting/ drawing/Sculpture
Recovery Better life choices + Art appreciation/ Visiting galleries
Informative Infographics/Digital Design
Vulnerability Personal Discovery
Social Relationships Making new connections
The Benefits Using Art for RECOVERY:
Better or worsen communication tool
To see a different perspective of the worldview
Improve self esteem through achievement and participation
Ways of expression
Hope, Control, Opportunity
Inspire change and growth
Relaxing and diverting in stressful times
Engender a sense of belonging in a group activity
Mindful and contemplative activity (flow)
Expression of anger
Art therapy ( Treatment)
Sociable( Engagement and empathy)
Avoiding from Judgment such as self criticism
Brainstorming ideas and thoughts
Not being get bored and feeling of aliveness (for me!)
Geoff Ashcroft Community Centre (Arts Therapies): 0207 197 1401
Idea Store Activity Directory:
Our Art Club (Olcay Morreale)
Creativity and Wellbeing Week
Now it’s your turn.
Who is one of your favourite creative person in your life?
Share your thoughts, comments, and questions about your creative journey.