Odd Arts specialise in delivering work around mental health. We work in partnership with mental health teams and clinical commissioning groups to deliver programmes aimed at improving mental health and well-being.
These aim to:
We are also part of a groundbreaking project called Sharing Stories, which is a collection of UK & Ugandan mental health service users and professionals dedicated to improving well-being for people experiencing and working with mental health issues and reducing stigma. All members are equal with much to give and learn. This project was an opportunity to develop the connections between arts and health and illustrate how forum can be used as a tool to support change in other sectors.
Check out this blog that logs the exciting programme Odd Arts delivered with Sharing Stories in Uganda, 2018.
This short film documents how we deliver our programme, as well as the impact on participants:
The below film shows an example of an award winning project where we worked with a group of young people to create a short film and accompanying lesson plan exploring mental health challenges and overcoming stigma. The content was lead and developed by the young people (all with lived experience of mental health challenges). This project won the ‘Contributions to the community award’ at the North West boroughs healthcare NHS foundation Trust awards.
Odd Arts deliver a wide range of workshops to raise awareness of many issues which we feel are most relevant to the partners we are working with. We can tailor and adapt our workshops to fit the needs and requirements of the participants. Please click on one of the links below to find out more about the work we do in other sectors.