New Grant Saves Island Mental Health Project

Independent Arts has received funding to support its Anxiety Café from The People’s Health Trust.

The Trust has provided two-year funding from money raised through The Health Lottery in the South East.

The money will be used to continue the popular mental health project
Anxiety Café. Anxiety Café offers people living with anxiety access to
free creative sessions to help manage their condition using the arts.
Sessions include singing, textiles, movement, mindfulness, crafts and
photography. Participants are encouraged to suggest ideas and themes
for sessions.

Sessions are open to anyone who lives with anxiety and are held every
Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm in Newport Methodist Church Hall.

Project Manager Hannah Griffiths said, “We are so pleased to have
received this funding to continue our work at Anxiety Café using the arts
to improve health. These sessions provide a lifeline for people living with
mental health problems. As well as boosting their confidence to try new
things it offers them a supportive environment to meet new people.”

If you would like to attend Anxiety Café or learn more, please telephone
Independent Arts 01983 822437.