Reception brightened up by service users’ artwork

Two service users in Thanet have donated artwork to the Thanet’s mental health service in Margate for display in the reception area.

Both service users, Pete and Sue have benefited from the service’s help and support. Pete has donated a canvas with a photograph of Margate beach which he took when out on a walk. In addition to his therapy, Pete now joins in with the fortnightly walking group which promotes exercise to service users and gives them the opportunity to meet new people.

Pete said: “I gave the canvas to Addaction to show my appreciation for all the support they have given me since I came to them. I join the walking group every week and took this photo on one of them. I thought it would look really nice in the reception so had it transferred to canvas for them to put up.”

Sue, who accessed help for depression and anxiety, has donated one of her paintings to be displayed to brighten up the reception area for other people to enjoy while waiting for their appointments. Sue plans to set up a Facebook page to display her work publically and this is the first step towards showing her work to others.

Thanet’s Service User art group also added to the reception decoration, after creating a festive wreath made from woollen pompoms over Christmas.

The next time the walking group meets will be Friday February 6th and is free for all to join in, both clients and non-clients. Meet at the Addaction office in Cecil Street, opposite the council’s Gateway building at 1.30pm. Call Pablo for more details on 01843 293844. Free hot drink after!

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