Arts group’s Twitter campaign
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.