One in four of us will struggle with our mental health at some point this year. In fact, all of us have mental health, good or bad, and all of us need to give it the same attention as we do our physical health. From 13-19 May 2019, local mental health charity Sussex Oakleaf will be taking over a disused shop front in Burgess Hill Town Centre and creating a ’pop up’ public space filled with art, information, activities and inspirational stories of mental health recovery. We aim to bring new life, colour, vitality and a sense of community to a town centre currently undergoing redevelopment. An art exhibition will provide a platform for those affected by mental health to become involved in their community, gain confidence and challenge their own as well as other people’s perception of their potential.
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Why it's a great idea:
Our project aims to turn an abandoned shop front into a public space which will benefit the community. We hope to bring life to an otherwise derelict building and help attract new visitors into Burgess Hill Town Centre. Our public space will play host to a range of workshops and activities aimed at providing an educational resource to those who are struggling with their mental health. We also hope to increase awareness of the help which is available to people in locally. Art has a way of bringing communities together and our exhibition will provide opportunities and a platform for people who may have felt previously marginalised by their mental health.
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