Pathway to Resilience

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This project uses photography to assist people with mental health in their recovery, (re)integration into community life and will develop a practical tool to help users cope with the stresses of life that can negatively impact their mental health.

Photography is an accessible medium as most people like to take and view photographs.  Each course will run for 10 weeks and comprise a series of workshops that include a combination of internal and external activities.   We will cater for a maximum of 12 beneficiaries per course.

Through interactive workshop sessions will teach users various types of photography including portraiture, landscape, movement and close-up (macro) photography using our DSLR cameras.  During each course users will work individually but also in pairs, in project teams and as a whole group which will promote interaction between course members.   Courses will include photography trips to local galleries, parks and other venues to broaden their horizons, (re)acquaint themselves with other community provision they may wish to access outside of course sessions and this coupled with groupwork, will facilitate friendships and reduce feelings of isolation.

The journey from novice photographer to exhibitor is a journey in confidence – each course will culminate in an Exhibition and Awards Ceremony at week 10 where users will gain sufficient confidence to showcase a selection of their work to family, friends, health workers and the general public.

The start date of courses during 2016/17 are as follows :

  • Thursday 8th September 2016 (this course is now fully booked)
  • Friday 16th September 2016 (this course is now fully booked)
  • Thursday 26th January 2017 (only a few places left)
  • Friday 3rd February 2017 (only a few places left)
  • Thursday 13th April 2107
  • Friday 21st April 2017

This project is funded by Big Lottery Fund for three years. It will end in July 2019.

For further information contact Clare Rhule at the Hub. Her email is