Use photography, mindfulness and nature to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing, increase confidence and self esteem, as well as become more focused, motivated and creative.
Look Again workshops, courses and projects help individuals and groups to look again at their lives, their work, their community and the world around them. We help people tell their stories effectively and meaningfully.
We work with charities, social enterprises and community organisations and have a special interest in mental health, dementia, end of life, homelessness, recovery and young people.
Photos of workshops with Carers Gloucestershire, Tetbury Youth and Community Trust, The Gloucestershire Recovery College, West Norwood Cemetery, and Creative Sustainability and Open House in Stroud.
Look Again workshops, courses and projects are centered around the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', developed by the News Economics Foundation and used nationally by the NHS:
- CONNECT with self, others and nature
- GIVE your photos, your inspiration, your presence
- LEARN photography, communication and mindfulness skills
- BE ACTIVE and enjoy walking in nature
- TAKE NOTICE observe and appreciate the beauty all around us
The benefits of mindful photography
- Slow down and improve your health and wellbeing
- Build stronger connections with your community
- Clarify your vision – why do you do what you do?
- What is your story and what does this look like?
- Learn to take more effective photos for use on your website, social media, in printed material, and for evaluation purposes.
- Learn simple ideas and tips that you can use in your day to day life and share with others
The photography side of things is kept simple, low tech and fun. People can use any device, from a mobile phone, tablet or a digital camera. The workshops are suitable for all abilities and levels of photography experience. Depending on the length of the workshop or course, photographs may be printed, framed, mounted and exhibited.
For staff training, team building, organisational development, please see Workshops for Business.
Cost varies depending on time, participant numbers, size and funding of organisation, and location. Please note these are 'not-for-profit' prices. If funding is a problem for your organisation, please contact me to discuss options and possible funding available. Here is a cost guide:
1 day workshop: £350 - £450
1/2 day workshop: £250 - £300
6 week course: £1200 (£200/weekly session)
Bespoke workshops, courses and projects are also available.
Please contact me on 07789 958895 or email@example.com to discuss further.
FREE 6-week 'FINDING FOCUS' photography with mindfulness courses for people with mental health challenges
Photos from Artlift 'Finding Focus' courses 2018
Next course STARTs 11 SEP 2019, 13:00 - 15:00 on Tuesdays
The Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
In collaboration with ARTS AND HEALTH CHARITY ARTLIFT, and funded by The Big Lottery's Awards for All
If you have clients who may be interested and would benefit from learning mindful photography to help improve their mental health and wellbeing, please contact me on 07789 958895 or email Artlift directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE on referral from a GP, other health practitioner or support worker.
The Recovery College, NHS 2gether Trust, Gloucestershire
A mindfulness photography workshop exploring how slowing down and taking notice of colour, texture, shapes and patterns, both inside and in nature, can help improve wellbeing.
Franklyn Hospital, Exeter, Devon Partnership, NHS Trust
a mindful and therapeutic photography workshop for people with dementia. Participants explored the Belvedere Ward sensory garden using their vision to look again at colour, texture, patterns and light.
A three-day photography workshop working with people experiencing homelessness in Oxford. We looked again at the theme of living and dying as part of the 'Kicking the Bucket Festival'
Gloucestershire Arts For Schools
Two workshops working with the Link Children’s Centre, run by Barnardos, in Gloucester, working with the parents, expanding their skills with the camera and photographing their children.