An exciting new exhibition is taking place at Rich Mix Bethnal Green, 31st October to 6th November, featuring the creative art works of Tower Hamlets mental health service users and taking nature as its theme. The exhibitors come from a diverse spectrum of mental health needs and are united in their celebration of positive approaches for coping and living with their conditions.

This is collaboration between Pritchards Road Day Centre, Tower Hamlets Arts Psychotherapies Service and the Bromley by Bow Centre’s social and therapeutic horticulture project for people experiencing mental distress, PoLLeN.

The exhibition promotes creativity, therapeutic gain and positive wellbeing through the mediums of visual arts and horticulture. The work range is creative, imaginative and inclusive, with the exhibition aimed at providing a public platform and encouraging people who do not fall into the insider/outsider category.

Health is not only the absence of illness in an individual but is affected by social factors including social cohesion and inequality of opportunity. Through showcasing their creativity and supporting each other, the exhibitors are presenting themselves as active in their pursuit of positive mental health.

with the exhibition opened by the eminent sculptor Andrew Logan
Monday 31st October 2011 at 6pm (ending by 9.30pm)

Tuesday 1st to Sunday 6th November 20011, 10.00am – 9.00pm

Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, www.richmix.org.uk

Lydia Gardner 07985 397464
The Bromley by Bow Centre, Charity 1041653, www.bbbc.org.uk

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