Redditch Arts Trail set to inspire and promote mental wellbeing - The Redditch Standard

Redditch Arts Trail set to inspire and promote mental wellbeing

Redditch Editorial 16th Jun, 2021   0

LOCAL artists are preparing to fill Redditch with colour this coming July to promote mental health.

The Redditch Town Art Trail – which will include the offices of the Redditch Standard – aims to provide a colourful, inspiring and Covid safe journey around the town, while raising awareness of mental health.

Following the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the installations of fine art, photography, craft, murals and more will reflect ‘nature and the environment’.

Colourful exhibits will be put on display in shop windows and outdoor spaces alongside information on how to access support for your mental health.

Bringing together art, exercise and mental health, ‘Now We’re Talking with Art’ aims to highlight ways to maintain wellbeing, self-help and signpost to additional support if it’s needed.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the main providers of mental health services in the are are teaming up with the borough council and a host of local partners and businesses for the trail.

And they want to local people to get arty too to support their mental health and wellbeing through art based resources, including mindfulness colouring sheets and live art classes.

Ken Williams, general manager at Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch, said: “Supporting the local community is a priority for the team at Kingfisher.

“We are delighted to support Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust with the ‘Now We’re Talking with Art’ campaign.”

Emily from Artist Club House added: “I truly believe that positivity and happiness is linked to creativity and hobbies.

“If I can help to inspire people to seek help and be creative that would be amazing.”

Dawn Stallard from Healthy Minds, said: “There are many situations in a person’s life which can lead to stress, anxiety, low mood or depression, and sometimes there are no obvious causes but asking the question and starting a conversation with someone can make a big difference.”

To contact the Healthy Minds team without needing to see another health professional first call 0300 0135727 or visit the Healthy Minds website at


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