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Valleys artist overcomes depression to exhibit work

An Aberdare artist is about to exhibit his work for the first time, citing depression and anxiety as key reasons for his creative endeavours. Glyn Brimacombe has been supported by Making Minds to exhibit his work at two Rhondda galleries. Glyn’s collection of abstract art will go on display at Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, during April…

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What World Mental Health Day 2014 means to Making Minds

  If you’ve got any interest in mental health, World Mental Health Day can be an opportunity to reflect, take stock, seek new opportunities and look forward to what lies ahead. That is certainly the case for Making Minds. Many organisations issue annual impact reports to help others see what progress they’re making or what…

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Artist needed for our brand new project!

Making Minds and The Living Room are delighted to officially announce our joint project, Cam wrth gam!  Meaning ‘step by step’ in Welsh, this workshop series will offer a range of writing and art sessions designed to encourage participants to discuss their own lives as well as their experiences of addiction and recovery. Those attending…

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A colourful ending for Creative Challenge

Our first funded project, Creative Challenge, ended recently. The final three sessions were all about visual art and were delivered by Rhiannon Gray. Throughout these closing sessions, the group worked together to create clay masks and a group batik piece. The masks were made with modelling clay, shaped around newspaper. In the main, they were…

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Creative Challenge – it’s all making sense!

Week three of the Creative Challenge project saw the third, and final, session for Mab Jones. In her previous sessions, Mab had taken the group through a range of activities, including changing song lyrics based on people’s personal experiences and using different writing styles to create poetry. Session three looked at memories, objects, senses and…

Our plans for 2014……want to be involved?

Happy New Year to you. We hope you’ve had a good festive period and are raring to go with your latest creative idea and ways to help manage a mental health condition or to help tackle mental health stigma. We are. Here’s what we’ve got planned for 2014, as we continue our development…. We’ve received…

As the clocks go back….we move forward

It’s been a great month for Making Minds. October saw us involved in five events, including four around World Mental Health Day. We met some great people, had some wonderful experiences and made some new contacts that we could potentially develop new ideas with. We started at the RCT World Mental Health Day event, at…