“Curating The Mind” is a project devised by the charity Kanlungan and funded by the People’s Health Trust. It is anchored within community-working principles and draws on the creative arts and discussion to address mental well-being of Filipino and other BME migrants residing in the areas of Waltham Forest and Newham.
Participants have attended fortnightly community-based creative activities since its inception in June 2018. Workshops have included painting, drawing, sculpture-making and are theme-based with discussions ranging from identity, home, family, work, social network and communication.
Migrants have specific challenges affecting their mental health and have unique mental health needs. “Curating the Mind” is the first specialist community-led mental health programme designed for migrants. Participants have benefited from these sessions that aim to develop bonds within the community, strengthen individual resilience and bolster their mental health through sharing verbally in groups and non-verbally via the art works.
“Curating the Mind” will launch with the help of experienced arts curator Ameeta Lodhia. The free exhibition will kick off on 17th March 2019, Sunday, 2:00pm at the Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0203 893 1871
Register online: www.curatingthemind.eventbrite.co.uk