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Display of Artwork at Etcetera cafe in celebration of World Mental Health Day, hosted by the Richmond Fellowship
left to right Trevor Leah, Sandra Miles Stuart Stretch and Sue Ellinor

Display of Artwork at Etcetera cafe in celebration of World Mental Health Day, hosted by the Richmond Fellowship left to right Trevor Leah, Sandra Miles Stuart Stretch and Sue Ellinor

Staff and clients from the Richmond Fellowship helped to raise awareness of mental health with an art and craft work display in Wisbech on Thursday.

They manned a stall at Etcetera’s Cafe Studio as part of World Mental Health Day. Sue Ellinor, senior community links worker with the Fellowship, explained: “We were trying to highlight things that people can do and what we have at the centres at Wisbech and March.”

Clients had on display paintings and pencil drawings, writing work and there was a craft demonstration.

Sue said the centres have courses and workshops covering a variety of topics from cookery to computing.

The Richmond Fellowship works with many organisations including GPs, the mental health team and the police.

Said Sue: Mental health isn’t something to be frightened of. If we all look at ourselves at sometime in our lives we have gone through a depressive period, some people can bring themselves out of it and others can’t.”

 

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