23 February 2015

This meeting Рwoolly ideas and mental wellbeing Рhad a focus on creativity.  We looked at some of the ways in which creativity and mental health have been linked: creativity as linked to mental distress; creativity as therapy and means of promoting mental health; creativity as one approach to activism. . . .

3 thoughts on “23 February 2015”

  1. Here are some links that were mentioned at the meeting:

    Touched with fire: Kay Redfield Jamieson
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touched-Fire-Manic-depressive-Artistic-Temperament/dp/068483183X

    Get Creative – BBC campaign
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/sections/get-creative
    Mad Man Knitting
    https://madmanknitting.wordpress.com/
    Tank covered with Pink knitting
    http://www.marianneart.dk/
    Wool against weapons
    http://www.woolagainstweapons.co.uk/
    London Kaye yarn bombs the L train
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB_KGZaR9dI
    Yarncaster – a Lancaster based project
    https://yarncaster.wordpress.com/

    Learn how to knit
    http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/knitting/holding.php
    Learn how to crochet
    http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/crochet.php

  2. If mental health activism met woolcrafts What could that look like? Ideas?
    Knitted items to take into hospital, Looks like one thing, used for something else e.g knitted pot of tablets..actually a container for something else more useful!
    Knit/crochet kits… Knit your own recovery/discharge?

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