Mental Health Awareness Week

by | Art, Talks, Wellbeing, Workshop

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Here at Southlands arts centre we take the health of our volunteers and patrons seriously. As part of our constitution we prioritise mental   is an integral part of the human experience and numerous studies have shown that by participating in creative pursuits the human mind can benefit from good mental health and in many cases art and creativity can help the mind to heal. 

For Mental health Awareness Week which runs from 13th to 19th May we will be holding a series of workshops, talks and sessions to encourage good mental health and wellbeing.

Friday 17th 12 midday to 2pm 

We will be joined by a representative from MIND who will be on hand to answer questions, offer up signposting and be speaking to us about the work that they do. 

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1.30pm – 3pm – Sue will lead a guided walk of the grounds and discuss the gardening group.

Saturday 9.15 am – Taster Yoga with Magda.. Booking essential. £3 for the session.

Saturday 10 am to 4pm – Community cafe will be open. Wellbeing stalls will be on site. Art activities. 

Saturday 10 am to 11 am Opal Lily will hold a taster session for making dried flower mini hanging window wreaths £5 per session.  Booking essential.

Saturday 10.30 to 12.15 Intuitive drawing with Maria from Play therapy. This is a 1 hr 45 min session which will focus on using both sides of the brain to draw or paint. It is a great opportunity to focus on your creativity in a quiet and calming environment with no distractions. This will be held as a quiet session. Free Session. Booking Essential.  

Saturday 12.30 – 1.30 Vincent will be giving a talk on how art is not only vital to the human experience and wellbeing, but how far people will go to protect their right to access it. We first heard this talk at the AGM, it is a very interesting and informative talk which really gets one thinking about how art plays a part in their own life.

Saturday 1pm to 4pm Opal Lily will hold a session for making dried flower meadow workshop  £30 per session.  Booking essential.

More events to be added. Watch this space. 

To book onto any of the session, please email