Be a part of it…
In 2015 we managed an arts and wellbeing project for the charity The Adhar Project.The Adhar Project provides support to people from Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities who are experiencing mental health issues. They run ten different groups at four venues in Leicester. Funded through an Awards for All grant, the ‘Be a part of it…’ project delivered a year long programme of therapeutic activities for members to develop new skills and talents. The core purpose of the project was to promote and encourage social inclusion of Adhar’s service users, some of the most socially isolated and vulnerable members of the community.
Participants worked with five different professionals to try a variety of activities, including: reading and writing poetry; photography; ceramics, painting; crystal healing; hand and foot massage.
The project culminated in an event and exhibition to celebrate members achievements over the year. We also produced an evaluation report for the project.