Other Qualifications, 2005 - 2014
Fire Awareness, Child Development, Child Protection, Basic Health and Safety, Therapeutic crisis intervention, Introduction to Manual Handling, TCI Refresher. Enter Arts, Manual Handling, First Aid Mental Health, Cultural Awareness, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Makaton, Welcome All, Manual Handling, Understanding Physical disabilities, Effective communication, Accessibility Awareness, 2007-10 (RAW Courses) Conservation for Dummies, Handling, Packing and Moving, Understanding the Museum Environment, Using Archives, Digital Photography, Welcome All, Understanding Audiences. (Dementia Friends - Jan 2017)
Hallam St, Mental Health hospital, Sandwell NHS – Digital Artist 2013
Within the Occupational health department to create digital
photography framed pieces on the theme of Spirituality for the Spirituality room.
5 Ways to Wellbeing: Schools Arts Residencies, Creative Health Dudley,2014
Within three primary schools, working with small groups of children 5 – 10 years old, creating large scale textile pieces for display, based on the NEF's 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
Work Experience (P - Project Leader), *Using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing
This Way Up Project, Nov 2016 - June 2017
- Creative Health, working with migrants, asylum seekers and people with dementia in Stafford and Wolverhampton Gallery, inc Artist Development programme.
The Autism Hub, through I-gnition, for adults, creating visual art for a theatre project,
Nov 2015 - April 2016
Lifelong learning, Shropshire Council, from August 2015
Stress less illustration & Photography sessions, with vulnerbale people 13 - 24 yr olds
Creative Health March - April 2014
Bostin Chats, visual art workshops run by me to assist research. The Art and Wellbeing project compromised of engaging and mobilising communities through a participatory process called ‘asset-mapping’.
(P) 1 to 1 Illustration project, April – May 2013
Short illustrative activites with Shropshire writer with medical issues*. Arts for Health
Art & Wellbeing, V Inspired, Birmingham, 5th March 2013
Sculpture workshop for young adults to promote ways to improve personal Wellbeing, highlighting the positive affects of engaging with visual arts.
(P) Art Start & Gee Whizz projects (2014), through Taking Part, Shrewsbury, From August 2011. Devising and running Art and Craft sessions for teenagers with mental health issues, learning and physical disabilities.
(P) Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury, May 2011
The Final showcase were hand made Photo montages using photographs the participants had taken in response to the theme of Wellbeing and their favourite pieces in the collection.
Shelton Hospital, (now the Redwoods centre) Shrewsbury, April – June 2011
Contemporary Participatory Art session with adult mental health patients, using the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Work from this project was exhibition in the Telford Art Open 2011.
Wellbeing Festival, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Oct 2010
Drop in Craft workshop, for all ages promoting Arts for Health.
Towers Above; Art for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Telford, July - August 2010
Artist assistant for Towers Above, supporting service users and staff with some of the planning, prep and installation of the 'Nutter, the truth' project, which the projects key aim was to challenge the stigma of mental health. Supporting service users on a trip to the Public Art gallery.
Telford Mind, From 2009 - 2013
Collaborative Contemporary Art, textile & Photography projects with adults with mental health issues. Mentor for other Arts for Health Artists at Telford Mind. *
Walsall NHS (Feeling Good project) from October 2009 - April 2010
Using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Photography & Craft sessions, for adults across Walsall, plus curating an exhibition of some of the work created within the project at Walsall Museum through photographic digital montage.*