Published on: 14 May 2019

Artwork created by service users recovering from mental illness was on display as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, from 13 – 19 May. radbourne-unit-art-display.jpg

The creative work, including paintings, drawings, poems and collages, was produced as part of their recovery journey by service users at the Trust. 

Work created in the Radbourne Unit in Derby (pictured top right) was on display at the Ashbourne Centre, Kingsway Hospital, in Derby. 

And work by service users at the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield was on show at Chesterfield Borough Council’s Customer Services Centre in New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield (pictured below right), and in the Hartington Unit reception. Recreation coordinator Clare Farnsworth, ably supported throhartington-unit-art-display.jpg.jpgugh the hard work of Recreation Workers Stephanie Brailsford and Jill Rogers, put together the Chesterfield display.

In addition to the creative displays, information about body image and healthy eating was on offer to staff this week in a collaboration between dietitians and catering staff, to tie in with the Mental Health Awareness Week theme of Body Image.

And Healthcare Trust engagement colleagues were at Derby City Council on Wednesday (15 May) and First Source Sky call centre on Pride Park on Thursday (16 May) to raise awareness on issues around mental health stigma and the awareness week.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is Body Image. One in four of us experiences mental health problems at some point in our lives, and how you feel about your body can have a significant effect on your mental health. 

For more information about the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health Awareness Week, go to the foundation’s website