Online launch of the wonderful work produced over lockdown by participants of Breathing Space, a group that Katja Stiller and I have been facilitating for the past two years. Transferring onto Zoom during the pandemic, the weekly sessions consist of mindfulness, creative writing and art for people with mild to medium mental health issues. Taking control over the creative process has increased participants’ confidence and self-esteem and provided a meaningful focus.
A sound artist, Tic Ashfield came in to collate an album of participants’ words and music. Link to the album on Soundcloud here.
The online gallery of work can be seen here, hosted by Tanio Cymru, a community arts organization based in Bridgend who have overseen the project.
Journalist Rebecca Lees came to visit and wrote an article about the group for the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health board blog here.
The project was funded via the Welsh Governments Integrated Care Fund through the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board.