Mental Health Support

 Giving time, support and activities in heritage settings to support good mental health

 

Proud supporters of

Social Prescribing 

We are proud supporters of Social Prescribing, are mental health first aiders and have used our tools and experience to support the Prescribe Culture program with University of Edinburgh students.

Social Prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

See how we are creatively adapting to work within the restrictions COVID has imposed on us 

Empathy and flexibility

Our approach

Taking time out to be in quiet heritage settings and take part in small group, art based projects has been proven to benefit individuals suffering from mild depression and anxiety.

For organisations supporting those with mild mental health issues, below are some examples of what we can provide.

Please note we can provide these activities live online, on film and outdoors to work safely within COVID guidelines.

1

Arts and crafts activities 

Visual arts and crafts activities based around a venue’s theme for example, after spending time studying the detail of scrimshaw at a maritime museum then learning the craft of soap carving.

2

Informal walking tours

Informal walking tours with opportunities for conversation, mindful pauses and creative activities

3

Creative writing

Creative writing inspired by historic objects and places

4

Scrap books

Creating scrap books on the past and present of an area incorporating participants own photography and their research of archives of historic images of a place

5

Storytelling

Storytelling – listening to, creating or telling their own stories

If you would like to discuss a project or have any queries then please get in touch.