The Healing Power Of Art

A small mental health peer support group working with Suffolk Charity BSEVC, hosted their first art show, You Can Do It, at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury in November. The event was kindly sponsored by the PJK Charitable Trust.

There were over 30 exhibits ranging from photographs and craft work to puppets and drawings. This first show provided an opportunity for organisations to work together to show art work from the people they support.

Organisations such as Julian Support, Richmond Fellowship, No 72,  Mellish House Dementia Care Home, Art in Mind students and C’ART members all provided exhibits of their work to be viewed by the general public for the first ever time.

A VIP reception was attended by Madam Deputy Mayor Sue Ayres, Councillor John Sayers and colleagues from Gainsborough House Museum, The Christopher Centre and many other local people.

David Finn, manager of BSEVC, said,

“This show provided an opportunity for people to show their fantastic artwork in a safe and supported environment, raising the awareness of mental health and the positive focus art can offer.”

If you would like to know more about C’ART, BSEVC or future activities in Sudbury or would like to sponsor future events, please contact by emailing: [email protected] // 01284 766 126.

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