Dorset Mental Health Forum’s Transitions Art Project

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The dynamic Dorset Mental Health Forum ran a fantastic art project and their report on this is exceptional. Written by an OT, Jackie Lawson, it’s a richly described account of the project, which weaves in thoughtful observations about the individuals and how their art, and the process which created it, reflects important aspects of their personalities and lives as well as their recovery process.

To read and/or download the report, click here: transitions-art-project.

Many thanks to Paul Siebenthal at DMHF for alerting us to this great project (via Twitter! Good old Twitter) and for allowing us to share it.

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