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Panel discussion: Creative Practice in Mental Health Support

Sun 08 May 2022



Free - Booking Available


12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Panel discussion: Creative Practice in Mental Health Support

Dr Jo Trelfa, principal of Iron Mill College will be chairing a panel discussion on creative practice in mental health support. The panel will be reflecting on how their creative practices have affected and been affected by their mental wellbeing, delving into the barriers to people receiving and engaging in creative-practice-based mental health support She will be joined by:


Kay Crook is Founder of Chhaya Collective, a female-led dance company working between UK and India with a mission to amplify women’s voices and share their stories. Kay works in the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration, and her projects include the Chhaya Youth Dance Company, community projects, live performance and workshops.


Laura Loft is a Music Educator and creator of music wellbeing resources for young people. She also works on commission as a lyricist, songwriter, performer and workshop facilitator for children. Her Big Music project includes events, interactive workshops, and a children’s book written by Laura that work in conjunction to allow children to explore their emotions through creativity and peer connection.


Maria Peters is the Education and Marketing Manager at Sound Gallery Studios, and Artist Promoter for hungersleep records. Sound Gallery Studios are a social enterprise, providing audio recording and music production services at a national and international level. They also run various youth enrichment programmes with a special emphasis on young people with mental health issues or those at risk of social exclusion.


And more to be announced.


Join us for Bloom, a Free Festival of Mental Wellbeing taking place on Sunday 8th May 2022.

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