CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP WITH ART THERAPIST HANNA LEIPOLD
SATURDAY 24 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
SUNDAY 25 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
Engaging with the arts and creativity generally has proven throughout history to aid communication, build relationships, form social connections and to help make sense of complex emotions and feelings.
In this 90-minute workshop, the participants will be guided through a creative experience facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist to explore and reflect together on the impact of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic on their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
We will use art materials and the exhibited photographs to reflect together in a supportive group environment on the challenges and pressures for young people to navigate the ‘new normal’.
KOREBAJU PROJECT BY CÉSAR CUSPOCA
INTERVIEW - SEPT 2020
Artist César Cuspoca talking about the Korebaju Project, a long term collaborative project with the Korebaju, an indigenous community of Colombia.
César Cuspoca is a Colombian artist (b.1987) based in Paris.
His work challenges human perceptions and beliefs established by convention or tradition within society. The idea of experience takes a central role in Cuspoca’s approach and allows him to structure his creative process. Through experiences, Cuspoca produces still images, videos, and sound recordings. He combines these gathered materials with elements of the local environment to build installations in situ.In 2018, accompanied by a production team and a phonetician, Jenifer Vega, Cuspoca spent a month among the Korebaju (Children of the Earth), an Indigenous community located in the Caqueta region of Colombia. The Korebaju population is estimated at two thousand individuals. Like other groups in the region, they were affected by the exploitation of rubber, minerals and wood which consequently lead to human-forced displacements and environmental damages. It’s a community in danger of disappearance according to UNESCO. While Cuspoca spent time with the Korebaju, he was struck by their capacity to adapt and survive despite the continuous violence around them. The Korebaju allowed the artist to record sound, video and photographic materials. Cuspoca used these materials subsequently and combined them with items of the local environment from the exhibition space.
The final installations provoke a sensitive reflection on the Korebaju reality and explore the interconnected stories between Indigenous people and Western civilisations.
BUY A PRINT TO HELP
A YOUNG MIND!
To coincide with Bex Day's exhibition Children of Covid, we are launching a limited Edition of 100 signed prints at £100 each.
25% of the profit made from the print sales will go directly to the charity YoungMinds and help them to fight for a future where all young minds are supported through life, whatever the challenges.
All prints will be available to purchase from 1 to 31 July only in our shop online here.
YoungMinds’ purpose is to stop young people’s mental health reaching crisis point. We want to create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, by making sure they get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. This year we need to take our work even further to support every child and young person who needs us. And we are ready. As we move into the second year of our brilliant new strategy, we have a clear operational plan that will help us deliver the greatest possible impact for young people this year, as well as driving the longer-term change to ensure the support young people need, is there for years to come.
PLANS FOR 2021
NEVER ALONE : HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO LOOK AFTER THEIR OWN MENTAL HEALTH.
Helping young people to look after their own mental health.
Online. It’s where young people are, and it’s where we’ll continue to invest in order to better serve both the young people who are already turning to us, and those who are struggling, but may not know where to turn. From quick, practical tips to help young people get through a particularly tough day, to more detailed information and support about feelings, symptoms and conditions, co-created with young people who have been there, and come out the other side.
SOMEONE TO TURN TO : MAKING SURE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE ADULTS AROUND THEM WHO CAN REALLY HELP.
By innovating our Parents Helpline services throughout 2020, we were able to support 45% more parents and carers compared to 2019. It is our goal to continue this upward trajectory and increase our response rate by a further 10% across our telephone, email and webchat services, providing a lifeline to even more families in need. Simultaneously, we will roll out a programme of support for adults in the community, such as sports coaches or youth workers, who play such a critical role in supporting young people around them through life’s challenges.
POWERFUL YOUNG VOICES : BUILDING A YOUTH-LED MOVEMENT TO ENSURE SUPPORT IS THERE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT.
Young people have so much to offer. Given the chance, their voices can be so effective in driving positive change. Through further development of our App, we will continue to create opportunities for young people across the UK to work with YoungMinds, no matter how well there are or how much time they have to offer. We will also train more young people to be able to safely talk about their experiences in the media, parliament, and at events. And we will bring major companies together with our Activists to make sure changes to policy and practice work for young people and their mental health.
FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT YOUNGMINDS WEBSITE