• Exploring Mental Health Through Art (Ages 13-15)

  • Fri, 26-07-2019 at 11:00
  • Crescent Arts Centre
    2-4 University Road
    BT7 1NH Belfast
Exploring Mental Health Through Art (Ages 13-15) - Crescent Arts Centre - Belfast

AGES 13 - 15Join us for a workshop exploring mental health through art. Approaching an often taboo issue in a fun, engaging and creative way.This isn’t a tear jerking therapy session, it is an opportunity to come together and explore mental health through a range of exercises all designed to equip you for when you mightn’t be feeling so great.During the session you will be making art, exploring what affects our mental health and finding creative ways to deal with the challenges we face in everyday life: Learning from and supporting one-another along the way.All artistic abilities welcome - It’s about self exploration, not creating a masterpiece!Suitable for beginners and more experienced artist alike, and open to anyone with or without a mental illness. About the TutorPeter Heenan is an experienced workshop facilitator, actor and theatre-maker from Belfast.A recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he trained as an actor, he draws on drama exercises and therapeutic art techniques in crafting each workshop to best serve the participants.Peter founded PostPieces from his own experiences with Depression. From its launch alongside Tinderbox Theatre Company’s The Man Who Fell to Pieces, PostPieces has gone on to collaborate with a range of individual artists and arts organisations - Recently collaborating with Woman Can, Heads Above the Waves, RepCo and UnHeard Poetry on projects and events aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. Peter is passionate to spark an open and honest discussion about the far too prevalent issue, and offer what he uses to overcome hardships to those who may be in a similar situation.For more information on our work follow us on Instagram @PostPieces or head to our website: https://postpieces.wixsite.com/website