The sell out Stand up to Stigma project rounded up on Friday 16th January at St Helens Central Library with professional stand-up comic, Sam Avery as well as local comedy newcomers. This event was the finale to a six week comedy course involving people with lived experience of mental health issues. Further details on the Stand up to Stigma project can be found here. A huge thank you to all involved in Stand Up To Stigma and to everyone who came along on the night!
Photographic Minds was established as a social group for adult mental health service users, aiming to improve their well being and empowerment by focusing on the activity of photography. On Tuesday 17th February, as part of the Culture Guides Program the group visited New Brighton for a photo walk. We walked along the front, visited the fort on Perch Rock and went to the driftwood sculpture/ pirate ship known as the black pearl. The group thoroughly enjoyed the trip which has helped to increase their confidence and develop their photography. Further details on the group can be found here.