This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! An annual campaign, this year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?‘ To mark the week, we visited Project Ability’s ReConnect studio, and spoke to a couple of our artists about the ways in which the ReConect workshops have helped them.
“Project Ability is a life-line; a sanctuary; somewhere I can come and not be judged and am free to be myself and people understand my struggle. It gets me out into the world and stops me hiding away.”
“When I started at Project Ability it gave me a reason for going out. I felt safe, calmer and not worried about what people think or say. It gave me confidence to do other things. I always get encouragement whether from other artists or staff. They also understand if you are having a ‘bad day’ and leave much happier with yourself.”