We really appreciate your support in these “interesting times”.
Obviously Art4Space has had to suspend activities in person at the community centre but all is not quiet – we are doing a lot online and behind the scenes. We’ve launched our new webpage ‘Art4Space in Your Home’ to gather shared resources, articles, community activities and interesting useful links that get passed to us. We hope you find some helpful.
Morgane Briesussel, our workshop leader has developed these resources. Enjoy.
Project 1: Avocado skin natural ink/dye art project
Project 2: Natural dye Mosaic egg shell
Project 3: Natural dye eggs decoration
Useful links wellbeing:
Mental Health support / good for sleep and anxiety : https://www.headspace.com/
Relax – mindfulness and meditation app : https://www.calm.com/signup-flow
An in-depth guide on Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues : https://www.mytutor.co.uk/schoolsblog/2017/07/21/student-mental-health-problems/
Stockwell Stands Together
Supporting your service users and staff with their wellbeing
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made many people more stressed and anxious. Your staff may have had to take on new roles or adjust to very different working arrangements, and most people will have had concerns about their own safety and that of family and friends.
Whilst everyone reacts differently to events there are things that you can do to support all your staff in taking care of their mental health.
If you are looking for reliable sources of information and support for your staff, the following links may helpful to you:
Able Futures This Department of Work and Pensions service is free and confidential and offers a mental health support service to all employed staff to help with low to moderate stress, depression and other mental health issues. Employers can partner with Able Futures to promote the service to staff more effectively. Find out more here
The following organisations have good coronavirus-related advice:
And for more general advice and resources relating to anxiety, low mood, stress and sleep for Londoners try the Good Thinking website at https://www.good-thinking.uk/
A very good publication by the Arts Council – worth a read:
– Good Thinking tools to help your mental health.
– BBC Arts ‘Culture in Quarantine’ bringing arts and culture into your home.
– National Theatre at Home each Thursday from 7 pm. Tonight is ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ featuring James Corden in this West End and Broadway comedy
– Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage presents a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online.