Strategies for social connection
As a mental health charity focused on the power of bringing people together through the arts, the Covid-19 virus is presenting us with a unique challenge. In this difficult time, we have consulted with our partners and have decided to postpone all our workshops to safeguard our members, volunteers and staff.
We have really enjoyed working with new groups in Knowle West and Lawrence Weston on a forum theatre project bringing neighbourhoods together and are committed to reconnecting and continuing the project as soon as we are able to.
We are also postponing our regular Tuesday evening workshops until further notice but are committed to finding new and creative ways to continue to engage with our membership.
We have been working with our members who have come up with ideas including; virtual workshops, live streaming sessions, virtually sharing creative resources, ideas and skills. This is a new opportunity for us to learn about how to connect people through the arts without gathering in a physical space. If you have any ideas you want to add we would love to hear from you on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
When we have developed some of these activities we will promote them to our members via text and email and share them on the WhatsOn section of our website and social media.
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We have also collectively considered ways we might keep ourselves well over the coming weeks. Please read our ideas on our WhatsOn page, and feel free to share your own strategies with us.
If you are struggling with your mental health and need further support, here are some organisations to contact: