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You are invited! To the HERA exhibition – May 2024 Artists’ Open House

Yesterday – Wednesday 22nd May 2024, we had our first event at St Davids Hall in Whitehawk. This event was for groups and organisations supporting people living with health concerns and/or disabilities.

Ratna Jan Bibi from HERA started off talking about the HERA go workshops and what HERA do across Brighton & East Sussex working within the NHS with different surgeries and groups.

Lucy Mitchell & Ian Leaver-Blaxstone talked about what they do at Wellsbourne Healthcare and about the art in nature workshops they ran with the patients and people in the community on these HERA go workshops.

We then had Dan Blomfield from HERA talk about the photograpy walk he ran on the HERA go workshops and then we were treated with a taster session with a walk round on a new photography walk based on the theme of colour.

We then finished up with a cup of tea/coffee and a chat at St Davids Hall out of the rain.

It was a great start to our Artists Open Houses HERA go introduction and workshops and the feedback from everyone who came was overwhelmingly positive.

Come along next Wednesday to join us for some art workshops at St Davids Hall & Wellsbourne Healthcare CIC.

See you there.

Details below:

The HERA Project uses expert-led arts and creativity sessions to enhance the quality of life, functional health, and wellbeing of people living with ongoing health conditions. Our Open House exhibition showcases work created by HERA participants from across Brighton and Hove. We are inviting you to visit our exhibitions and attend an event to find out more about the benefits of Creative Health.

The HERA exhibition is open to the public during May 2024 AOH season at the following GP surgeries:

Please see surgery websites for opening times. Booking links for the events are below.

Art, music, creative writing, dance, photography and other art forms offer proven benefits for physical and mental health, can reduce the need for GP appointments, and provide vital social support that everyone needs to be as well as they can be. Hera groups are safe, non-judgmental spaces and are also very enjoyable – fun is healthy!

Hera activities are free for anyone in the city living with long-term physical and/or mental health conditions. We are happy to take referrals from groups and organisations, and you can also refer yourself. Taking place in the community and at GP surgeries, HERA’s ‘core’ and ‘priority’ programmes help to reduce health inequalities through creativity, and open up access to arts and culture for people who might otherwise find it hard to get involved because of their health. We have two events taking place during Artists’ Open House for people to find out more and try one of our activities.

Visit the HERA exhibition, or attend an event to experience for yourself, and learn how people can improve their health and wellbeing by engaging with HERA programmes.

Art of Wellbeing

Date: Wednesday 29th May

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Wellsbourne Healthcare, 179 Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL

[A short walk from St David’s Hall bus stop on bus route no 1, 1A, 21 and 71A]

Who this event is for: The Art of Wellbeing event is for individuals living with any ongoing health condition.

To reserve your place: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Art-of-Wellbeing/

During the Art in the Heart and the Art of Wellbeing events you can learn what we do at HERA and why, take part in a creative activity, and find out more about how to refer people or take part yourself.

For more information:

Email: contact@ robinhoodhealth.org

Phone: 01273 712175

Social Media: @HeraPartnership

The HERA Project is delivered by the Robin Hood Health Foundation, registered charity no. 1169072

Lucy Mitchel & Ian Leaver-Blaxstone will be at both of the St David’s Hall events on 22nd & 29th of May running free art workshops. Please come and join us and we can create some art together. No experience needed.

See you there