An Arts and Education based project that aims to provide art opportunities for men’s groups across Warrington that express the themes of masculinity, help, support and hope. The project will promote suicide prevention and is supported by State of Mind and Warrington Wolves Community Foundation.

The project will start in partnership with Creative Remedies and will run at the Pyramid Centre Warrington. This project will run from Tuesday 23rd April 2013 10- 12pm. There is no cost to attend this project and all we ask is a 20p donation for refreshments. If you feel this project will benefit your health and well-being please attend on the above date, alternatively please contact Amanda Gillespie on 01925 573 489.5BP logo

The project will run in two halves, the first half will include a variety of mental – health awareness topics, and the second half will be include a variety of art –based activities. The mental health awareness will cover: State of Mind, which will hold a discussion about mental health.

Warrington Wolves players will talk about their own mental health issues and James Howes and David Morley can be seen in the picture supporting the State of Mind campaign. State of Mind 80 James Howes & David Morley

There will be an urban photography session, local photography in the community, looking at existing graffiti art. Taking photos of powerful words and images. There will be a Positive Thoughts taster session that combines tools for combating negative thoughts and also relaxation. There will be a Drug and Alcohol awareness session around the impact on mental health. There will be Sporting and healthy lifestyles sessions.

This project is being supported by Warrington Social Services mental health services, head and Feed project, Creative Remedies, Warrington PCT- happy, ok, sad project,” State Of Mind”, Warrington Wolves Foundation, The Salvation Army and 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust forensic services and Zap Graffiti Art.