Why not get creative to boost your mental health and wellbeing

This week marks a momentous event, the Queen's Jubilee. However, it also celebrates National Creativity Day. We’re pondering on how getting creative can help your mental health and wellbeing. 

Why not try out a new creative outlet today? Whether it’s simply writing things down, to help release your feelings or creating a whole storyline. Writing can help you process emotions, organise thoughts and improve confidence. 

Or are you a budding artist? Picking up a pencil and starting to draw, or diving in and experimenting with paints is an incredibly immersive and cathartic process. 

Creativity comes in thousands of forms so why not give it a try? Even if it’s for your eyes only, it might give you the boost you’re seeking in life.

 There are lots of writing and artistic prompts online. Some of our favourites are here: 

https://www.family-action.org.uk/our-voices/2020/06/25/creative-writing-tips-to-help-support-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/how-arts-can-help-improve-your-mental-health