During the latter part of 2015, I had not been coping very well with life in general and with my mental health issues. I was offered a place in an Arc Outreach Group which kept me from isolating myself from other people and helped me to express myself in a way that sometimes isn’t possible when you’re not feeling quite yourself. We covered a variety of different art activities which culminated in a self portrait project using some of the skills we had learned in previous weeks. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly! Tea and biscuits, gentle background ambient music and plenty of lively encouragement from our artist, volunteer and social worker student. The group lasted for 12 weeks after which an exhibition of work from our group and other groups in Stockport was held at Arts for recovery in the community gallery at Reddish.
Here is a slide show of the exhibition and the sale of crafts made by other groups at Arc which was held on Saturday 30th January and continues on weekdays from 10am to 4pm until Thursday 24th March.
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