mental health

Face2Face Dorset / Zap Arts

Phew! Anyone would think looking at this site that we’ve been off doing other things – but nothing would be further from the truth… In 2013 we won an Awards for All grant to set up ZAP Arts – a weekly art group for people in the Poole area with experience of mental distress (although we have a couple of regular members from much further afield).  We work with Richmond Fellowship at their base in Eastgate Lodge in Poole Park,…

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St Ann's Hospital Project

St Ann’s Hospital

ZooFish Arts have just (April 2013) started a funded project at St Ann’s Hospital in Poole. Working with Mike Oates, Chaplain, and the OT staff of the hospital the 10 week project aims to create new work to install either around the grounds or in the new Reception area – when it has been built. Mosaic, photography, drawing, we hope some clay to follow soon….

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Bonsley Woods – The Living Classroom

ZooFish arts ran two workshops at Bonsley Wood in November 2012 with funding provided by Dorset LINKS. We worked with with local groups from North Dorset and Bournemouth to create environmental sculpture, land art and take photos in this 30 acre mixed woodland near Blandford.  The weather was OK – given 2013’s patterns so far – and we had some 30 participants over two days – a great way to meet new partner organisations. The Living Classroom was built in…

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‘I have never seen “my client” look so relaxed’

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