2020 has not turned out the way any of us would have expected or hoped for, and it has been an incredibly challenging time both personally and at our hospitals.
The brilliant Air Arts team have been working hard to find new ways of reaching our patients and staff to bring a bit of light relief within the hospitals whilst not being able to bring artists into the buildings.
They have created single use patient arts activity packs to safely bring arts activities to patients and we wanted to create a similar resource for staff.
The activities in the ‘Take Time’ booklet have been created by artist Jane Bevan who has exhibited her artworks and delivered workshops for Air Arts over the past 5 years and whose work is grounded in nature.
The work is based around the ‘Five ways to wellbeing’ (Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give) which are simple and proven actions that can help people find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing.
We hope it brings some positive distraction and mindful activity to your day and helps you to reduce any stress and anxiety.
As this is the first time we have produced this booklet, we would be really grateful for any feedback you have.
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