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I experienced living on a mental health ward for 3 months when I was just 19 years old. I know it can feel scary , clinical and impersonal for patients and for the families sporting them. It is easy to become lethargic, depressed and uninterested in taking part in anything. There are many challenges these most vulnerable members of society are faced with. Being in an uninspiring hospital environment can make you feel all manor of negative emotions. I think my own experience of having the same perspective as the patients gives me a unique insight into what could make a difference. Art has been an amazingly helpful tool for me on my journey of healing. Painted images can transform a space to maximize the calming impact on your state of mind. By making over the garden I will create an inviting space. The aim will be to encourage: Movement around the grounds Socializing Being outside Inspiration/ hope/ well being
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Why it's a great idea:
Our most vulnerable members of society can face so many battles. I’ve been there and it really isn’t easy. They deserve all the help they can get. Being admitted to hospital can be a reoccurring pattern , it can be the beginning of a long road to gaining strength of mind . It can be the climax of struggling to cope alone for many years . What ever the stay in a mental hospital is , I think it’s important to make it as positive as possible. It is within my abilities to delivers this idea and make it a reality, because I really do care. I am passionate about helping others on their journey to healing and I am passionate about art. The impact of this project will be positive on many levels. Art does have a beneficial qualities for mental health and well being. I think people do need encouragement to get moving and spend time outside. Vitamin D naturally lifts our mood. With This garden Mural project I believe all this can be achieved and more.
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