Artwork created by people receiving support for self harm will go on display near Dunfermline later this month.
Reclaim, Restore, Recover is a collection of paintings, sketches and sculptures made by people accessing the Fife Self Harm project, a Dunfermline based service run by the mental health charity Penumbra.
The artwork was created at two half day workshops held earlier this month as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF).
Creating art is also known to have a positive impact on wellbeing. The workshops offered participants a creative space where they could safely explore the theme of ‘reclaim’ through artistic expression. The event was an opportunity for reflection in a safe and supportive environment, with many people choosing to share their personal experiences with the group.
After the workshop participants chose to call the collection of work they created Reclaim, Restore, Recover.
The work will be displayed in The Junket Tea Room (Loch St, Townhill, Dunfermline KY12 0EL) between 21 – 27 October. The Junket is open Tuesday- Friday 9.30am – 3pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Closed on Monday and Sunday.
The Fife Self Harm Project provides a Fife-wide service to people aged 18+ years who have issues of self harm and/or are at risk of suicide. The Project launched in 2005 and was initially funded through Choose Life. Since 2012 funding has come from The Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance (a partnership between Fife Council, NHS Fife and the voluntary sector), and The Robertson Trust, The Miss Agnes Hunter Trust and The Mary Leishman Foundation.
For more information contact Robin Murphy on 0131 475 2569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.