We deliver creative activities with Sanctuary Seekers (primarily refugees & asylum seekers) and people with mental ill-health using drama and the arts to boost confidence, develop self-expression, and support mental wellbeing and the processing of trauma. Our regular workshops provide vital care, creativity and inspiration and build a sense of connection and a supportive community for those taking part.
Our work provides people with a regular creative outlet, along with meditation and therapeutic movement exercises that can be done at home without need of significant space or resources that people make part of their daily routine to support mental wellbeing.
Recently we ran a 3-year project delivering monthly full-day creative workshops using arts to support mental health in 5 locations across the UK (Bradford, Stockon-on-Tees, Barnsley, York and Deptford in South London). Every month over 90 Sanctuary Seekers and displaced and vulnerable people made new friends, gained confidence, accessed their inner artist and felt better. People told us:
Creating Together at ARC Stockton
Here Together at Kala Sangam