RIG Arts is a socially engaged arts charity based in Inverclyde, bringing together artists and the community. They are passionate about using creativity and innovation to influence change and make a positive difference in people’s lives and the environments in which they live.
Administration and Project Manager, Lauren Grech, chatted to us about what the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund means to RIG Arts:
“The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing funding is crucial in allowing us to continue our Creativity in Mind workshops. The workshops use creativity as a tool for expression to encourage self-soothing and recovery to positive mental health. Our studio is a clean and safe environment, and our tutors are supportive and fully trained to meet participant's needs.
“We have found this work particularly important recently as many have suffered during the pandemic with isolation, loneliness and anxiety leading to poor mental health. Being able to bring people together with like-minded interests and challenges has proved invaluable and has boosted the self-esteem of many.
“The third sector in particular plays a key role in wellbeing in the community by reducing stigma and removing barriers through non-clinical environments, informal and fun atmospheres, free or low-cost activities and promoting autonomy in decisions. Without this funding it would be difficult to do this so we are very grateful for the support and can't wait to get started.”
Find out more about Rig Arts on their website here.
Apr 6, 2022