Change Minds News

 Jenna talks to Dr Corinna Hackmann, Psychologist at Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trust.

It’s been a busy few weeks at Change Minds!

On Thursday 15th June we held a workshop for the public for London Arts in Health Forum’s Creativity and Wellbeing week. Members of the public had an opportunity to learn more about the project from participants,  see the St Andrew’s casebooks for themselves and take part in a discussion about mental health care in the past, present and future.

Geraldine Scott from the Eastern Daily Press came along to the workshop and wrote about the project and the asylum records.

Click to read the article.

Photo from the EDP/Nick Butcher. Deborah Georgina and Janice look at some of the archive books. 

Photo from the EDP/Nick Butcher. Karen and Veronica look at the exhibition at Norfolk Record Office.

On Thursday 22nd June we celebrated our second cohort completing a full year of sessions. Joined by staff, volunteers and partners, participants were presented with certificates by Baron Chenery of Horsbrugh, who has a keen interest in both archives and mental health.

Guests at our final celebration session exploring the St Andrew’s casebooks at Norfolk Record Office
From left: Councillor Baron Chenery of Horsbrugh, Creative Facilitator on Change Minds Nora Gaston, Grants Officer for the Heritage Lottery Fund East of England Erin O’Grady, County Archivist Gary Tuson, Together Support Worker Lindsey Ashfield, Volunteer Maggie Simmons 

The group’s research, writing, art books and digital art is now on display in a pop-up exhibition at Norfolk Record Office, until August.

Luke poses with our pop-up exhibition poster, featuring his artwork.

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