Artists and mental health professionals speak about mental health, creativity and self care

Date published: 22 Oct 2020

Posted by: Joe Pick

Saffron, Meridith and Neve

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In this video support worker Saffron, artist Meridith and photographer & CAMHS volunteer Neve talk about their experiences of getting help with their mental health.

We hear how art can be a great tool to help improve your wellbeing. The interviewees speak about how important it is to talk to someone if you are going through a difficult time. Please seek help if you need it.

The film was made for our Express Yourself project. Its participants have come together to create a zine called ‘Colour in Creativity’.  They want to help other people their age to look after their mental health. The zine is especially relevant for those struggling during the pandemic. Read the zine.

This project was funded by Nottinghamshire County Council Local Improvement scheme and Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund.

Need some support

Young people who are struggling with their mental health can get advice and support from the following places:

CAMHS (Children Adolescent Mental Health Service) 
If you are aged between 12 and 18 years old and have a Nottinghamshire GP, you can self-refer to CAMHS.
Phone: 0115 8542 299 
Opening times: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.
Phone: 0800 1111
Opening times: 9am – midnight, 365 days a year

Young Minds Crisis Messenger
Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Text: YM to 85258
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