08 November 2016
Art competition produces some masterpieces
North Somerset's World Mental Health Day art competition
was a great success, with nearly 30 creative entries from service
users, carers and staff.
The competition was run for the first time in 2015 to raise
awareness of mental health issues and produced some great artwork
to improve the environment of our hospital bedrooms and communal
areas. This year the aim was to produce art for the bedrooms on the
later life wards of Cove and Dune Ward in Weston-Super-Mare.
The competition was supported by 1 in 4 People
a local mental health charity based in Weston-Super-Mare and
Clevedon which provides counselling, holistic therapies, advocacy,
drop in sessions, support groups and activity groups.
One of the judges Bram Tout, manager of 1 in 4 People said: "The
standard of entries was extremely high and there was an excellent
variety of styles and approaches to the subject matter of producing
art for bedrooms on a later life ward."
The other judges were Georgia Sherman art therapist at
Milestones Trust and Stephen Budd AWP's involvement
The competition was won by Marjorie who painted a beautiful
beach scene titled 'The Breezy Day' which is shown above.
Stephen Budd said: "World Mental Health Day has the objective of
raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and
mobilise efforts to support mental health.
"This North Somerset competition has helped raise awareness of
mental health, promoted art across the county and encouraged
service users, carers and staff to get painting and ultimately to
produce some great art to help improve the environment in our
Thank you to everyone who supported the competition.