New group gets clicking to help people's mental well-being in Wisbech
A new project called “click therapy” aimed at helping people's mental well-being hosted its first taster session on Tuesday at the Oasis Centre in Wisbech.
The project, which is being run by Steven Hubbard and Jenna Bristow, is is for people who may have an interest in photography or wish to try something new.
Steven, who suffered a nervous breakdown a few years ago and found photography and getting out and about with his camera a great help to his recovery, said: "With today’s technology anyone can come along whether they have a camera or just a mobile phone to take their images.
"From our group on Tuesday only three had access to a camera and the remainder took photos using their mobile phones however they all took amazing pictures using whatever technology they have.
"We then moved over to the editing side of photography and all had great fun in learning about what free available apps are out there to use and how to enhance their photos.
"The feedback so far has been amazing.We had one lady who recently lost her daughter. She brought in her daughter’s camera, still in its box and was afraid to get it out for fear of breaking it.
"We managed to give her the confidence to use it. She’s very much interested in our second taster session before we start our six live events at the Oasis Centre in from October 2.
"We also had one gentleman come who suffered from poor health. He used to be a semi-professional photographer and wants to get back into taking photos.
"Plus we had one member who had no previous interest in photography. She actually took some of the best images of the day on her phone."
The next session on Tuesday September 11 will be at the Oasis Centre, from 2pm. Spaces are limited to 10. To book contact Jenna on 01945 461526.