Arts group’s Twit­ter cam­paign

Stockport Times West - - STEPPING HILL HOSPITAL -

RED­DISH char­ity Arts for Re­cov­ery in the Com­mu­nity (Arc) is launch­ing a Twit­ter cam­paign for World Men­tal Health Day on Oc­to­ber 10.

Arc is us­ing the so­cial me­dia web­site in a bid to en­cour­age peo­ple to ‘share and cel­e­brate art that you love – art that in­spires, nur­tures and re­stores’.

Jac­qui Wood, artis­tic di­rec­tor at Arc, said: “With Arc, peo­ple ex­plore their cre­ativ­ity, dis­cov­er­ing or re­dis­cov­er­ing ways to ex­press them­selves. They share their sto­ries through a range of art­forms and re­ally con­nect with each other. Some peo­ple who come to us know they are cre­ative, some find this out.

“A large pro­por­tion of Arc’s work is with vul­ner­a­ble adults and young peo­ple but we know that see­ing and tak­ing part in art and cre­ative ac­tiv­i­ties can im­prove and main­tain any­one’s men­tal health and well­be­ing.

“So we are invit­ing ev­ery­one to join Arc in cel­e­brat­ing World Men­tal Health Day this year by shar­ing the art that makes you happy, some­thing that helps you get through a bad day. Take a pic­ture of the art­work (with you in the pic­ture if you like!) and tell us why you love it? Did you make it your­self?

Did you first see it at a sig­nif­i­cant time? Does it speak to your ex­pe­ri­ence or does it just sim­ply make you smile?

“Share it on twit­ter us­ing the hash­tag #Ar­cWMHD (or on our Face­book or Pin­ter­est pages if you’re not on Twit­ter) and we’ll cre­ate a vir­tual gallery in time for World Men­tal Health Day on Oc­to­ber 10.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit arts­for­recov­ery.com.

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