At a community level, participating in arts can also help build social connections with others and help us feel more engaged and resilient.
On the 5th July, Mears colleagues from Asylum Scotland arranged for a group of service users to attend SWG3 and participate in a community spray paint project, with the assistance of a local art group, Art-Ticulate.
The service users were taught how to bring images to life through the power of spray paint. Whilst the venue provided lunch, Mears’ colleagues were able to conduct beneficial welfare chats with service users and check in on them and their wellbeing.
The service users were overwhelmed with the opportunity to do something creative and described the importance of participating in activities to support their mental health and wellbeing.
A great day was had by all, and as a result - new friendships forged between the service users.