Suicide Bereavement & Creative Support work

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Every Thursday evening Gillian Brooks runs a creative support group for local people bereaved by suicide. The following is a selection of feedback / writings from group members who tell how important the group has become for them, and their journey: Creativity and Bereavement by Suicide My Journey by S … “I first came to one […]

‘One Voice’ pop-up performance workshop with artist Carolyn Mendelsohn

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A great week working with the women who are ONE VOICE … developing an original pop-up theatre piece with commissioned artist Carolyn Mendelsohn … and then attending Touchstones Rochdale, for the Rachel Kneebone exhibition – a new series of sculptures and drawings which deepen Rachel’s investigations into the experience of inhabiting the body.  Saturday’s launch […]

More news for 2019!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Big things coming up in 2019 #2 As part of our ‘Many Voices’ community outreach project with Square Chapel Arts Centre we will be broadening and enhancing our ‘Mums & Daughters’ project, to include thoughts and feelings, stories and reminiscences from mums and their daughters from across the borough of Calderdale! This will include reaching […]

Some news for January 2019!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We continue to respond to community need by extending our weekly peer support sessions here in Calderdale for local families affected by suicide bereavement. ‘What Remains’ takes place every Thursday at Machpelah Mill in Hebden Bridge. Every 3rd Thursday will be a talking session led by Gilly Brooks and local volunteers. In the Spring we will […]

Some news for January 2019!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We have some big things lined up for 2019!   We continue to respond to community need by extending our weekly peer support sessions here in Calderdale for local families affected by #suicide #bereavement.   ‘What Remains’ takes place every Thursday at Machpelah Mill in Hebden Bridge. Every 3rd Thursday will be a talking session […]

‘What Remains’ – feedback from creative peer support sessions

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

‘What Remains’ – Suicide bereavement creative peer support group feedback We wanted to share this feedback with you. It was written by someone who comes to the ‘What Remains’ creative peer support sessions in Hebden Bridge. It really helps to inform the impact and benefits of adopting a creative approach to support local people living with loss through […]

‘Puri Mamae’ – women’s voices coming together in harmony

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Behind the Mask is a creative peer support and well-being project that seeks to give local women the time and space over a 12 month period to talk openly about the factors that impact their on quality of life. For some, there may be cultural and / or societal pressures within their respective communities. For others, it may be […]

New writing from our #BehindtheMask sessions in Halifax

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Behind the Mask is a creative peer support and well-being project that seeks to give local women the time and space over a 12 month period to talk openly about the factors that impact their on quality of life. For some, there may be cultural and / or societal pressures within their respective communities. For others, it may be […]

Our thoughts are with the Yemen today …

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Thinking about the situation in the Yemen, I came across this quote from our time spent with the Yemeni community in Salford around 10 years ago … ‘We want to celebrate our culture; ours is a very old, unique culture and we have to demonstrate it to the wider community. It is so important that […]

New Mums & Daughters creative project in Halifax

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“There should be a friend who walks with you till the end!” Last week we started a new creative project with Mums & Daughters from Beech Hill Primary School in Halifax! The Mums come from different backgrounds and represent the diverse cultural mix of Calderdale communities … #FRIENDS Here’s a bit of feedback from one of […]