Join The Flourish Jewellery Project CIC for a making session and discussion focusing on the mental health and wellbeing benefits of craft — specifically jewellery and metalwork.
In honour of World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October 2022, The Flourish Jewellery Project will run two sessions that highlight how the act of making can help individuals recover from trauma and boost overall levels of mental wellbeing.
The morning session will invite individuals recovering from trauma to experience the transformative process of jewellery making. Using sheet and wire metal, participants will get into "the flow”, learning new methods and techniques that require mindfulness, patience and determination. Transferable to all aspects of life.
In the afternoon, project directors Lisa and Jessica (who are both professional jewellers and trained community development workers) will discuss Flourish and share best practices with fellow makers. This session is suitable for craft professionals who are interested in the impact socially engaged craft can have on marginalised individuals and communities.
There will also be a short film screening about the project alongside photography and jewellery made by participants. This part of the day will be ticketed, please book via Eventbrite.