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news > 27/06/2012 - Arts materials deliver creative boost

Dipti at Brightsparks

Dipti with Linda, a project support worker at Brightsparks

Mental health sufferers have been given a creative boost with arts materials donated through Giving World Online.

20 year old Dipti suffers with bi-polar disorder. She regularly attends Brightsparks, a charity that promotes positive images of mental health through the arts. It's here where the arts materials have proved to be a valuable donation.

Dipti said: "Coming to Brightsparks has helped me a lot. It's great to just come here and take out all my creativity. These arts materials have allowed me to do that.

"When I first came to Brightsparks, I found that there were other people with mental health problems similar to mine and I got along well with them. I've made loads of friends. I feel at home here, I feel welcomed."

1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. Studies show that inactivity and isolation are contributing factors to mental illness, and if continued they can damage self esteem and make existing conditions worse.

Tim Sayers set up Brightsparks: "To improve people's mental health, one of the main things is to have something to do which is meaningful. It might sound silly, but if you are not in education or employment, as some sufferers aren't, it's easy not to be doing anything.

"By engaging successfully and productively in artwork and getting that work put on display publicly, it boosts their self esteem and this improves their psychological wellbeing accordingly. On top of this, we find their social skills improve as well, as they become comfortable in a social environment through art.

"These arts materials are very important to us as they enable us to run these sessions and improve the lives of mental health sufferers."

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