Mental Health Awareness Week – Day 2

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness. Kindness and our mental health are deeply connected and kindness can be an antidote to isolation and create a sense of belonging. We’re sharing Kindness sessions and stories each day this week. Be sure to pop back every day to enjoy another session of self-care because #KindnesssMatters


Art for Wellbeing

Why not have a go at creating your own piece of art? You could pick a theme, draw your mood or just let yourself go and see what comes out! Art is a great way to express how you are feeling and improve your wellbeing.

Our Art Volunteer, Myra will be on our Social Café Zoom meeting this Friday 22nd May 2020 between 1 and 1:30pm talking about how art can help with wellbeing and giving our creative tips, everyone is welcome to join us! If you have created some art you could share this with the group!

Looking at other people’s creations in the Zoom Social Café where some people have been kind in sharing creations that they have produced during lock down inspired me to get creative again myself.  What better way to be kind to myself in concentrating on my creativity.

You can read more about our Social Cafés and how to join them here

More about our social cafes


Art Gallery

In the run-up to Mental Health Awareness Week our service users and local Rochdale residents have sent us their amazing pieces of art, each with a wonderfully unique style. We’ve loved watching these pop up in our inboxes! Take a look, you may feel inspired to create something yourself…

Click here to view the Gallery


Living alone, the days tend to merge together. Creating and painting take my mind to a happy place away from voices, worries and uncertain feelings.


Send us your Art!

If you’d like to share your artistic creations we’d love to see them, you can email them in to [email protected] or if you’re on social media you could post a photo of them and tag us in to make sure we see them. Please use #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and #KindnessMatters to help spread the importance of looking after your mental health.


I live in a busy household, working from home and homeschooling 2 children.  At the end of the day I take time for myself and colour.  It keeps me calm and re charges my batteries ready for the next day head.


Enjoying creating Art?

If you are enjoying creating art you can join our Art 4 Wellbeing Group that meets each week. We are not meeting face to face at the moment due to social distancing rules but our groups are still sending their pieces of art over on email. You can join by filling in our online self-referral form.



Posted on: 19th May 2020

back to news