A wellbeing programme of art sessions at Turner’s House for those with mental health problems, older people, refugees & migrant communities. The programme will build creative & social skills, improving mental health & wellbeing & help to combat loneliness & isolation.
Richmond has the highest proportion of people aged over 75 & living alone in London (51% vs 35% for London) & an estimated 20,000 people in Richmond borough have a common mental health problem. There are clear geographical pockets of deprivation & groups that are at higher risk of experiencing poor mental health. The borough has also welcomed London’s third highest number of Ukrainians & is a recognised Borough of Sanctuary for those who have been forced to flee their homes.
Inspired by artist JMW Turner, this programme offers professionally facilitated art workshops supported by wellbeing workers & mental health professionals. Working hand in hand with Age UK, Richmond Borough Mind & refugee & migrant communities the sessions are accessible to participants & aim to encourage creativity & build personal & social confidence. Participation will also help with combating isolation & loneliness & engagement will support life skill development.