March 16, 2020

Can art create happiness in individuals with mental health issues?

Daisy Taylor, 21

I am currently volunteering at the PKAVS Walled Garden in Perth which provides workshops for people suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. I support the art group and have done so for nearly a year now, watching the individuals grow and become more confident/ happy has always been very rewarding to see. For this project, I set up workshops directly focussing on happiness and being grateful for the small things in life that keep us going, this is an ongoing project that will be shown at my degree show for college. We are all guilty of neglecting ourselves and being run down by the stresses of everyday life but it is always important to keep your mind healthy and happy.

Finding Happiness, 2020Acrylic paint