CompassionArt is a project working with people in and around Hexham who have long term health conditions and/or mental health issues which prevent them from working and/or have major impact on their day to day abilities. When living with long term health conditions we can often find that life opportunities diminish vastly, leading to lack of confidence and isolation. It is however, important that any activities offered are sensitive to individuals needs and health limitations.
The project has been structured to ensure empathy and compassion with participants, but it will also provide (appropriate) stimulating challenges and opportunities. It is designed so that most of the activities could be continued beyond the project by the individual. The project offers a series of stimulating and engaging creative activities to bring people together in a calm and supportive environment, breaking down isolation.
The sessions will include art, gong workshops, woodland workshops and creative writing. There are 20 sessions all led by artists, experts and fully qualified practitioners.
Please visit the website for more details and to book on to sessions.