Junior Art & Soul
In 2021 Art & Soul commissioned an external evaluation of our 'Junior Art & Soul' project. This was a pilot art and wellbeing project working with children and young people accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS) in South West London between October 2020 and July 2021.
The project aimed to support young people either accessing, or on waiting lists for mental health support in the borough.
Junior Art & Soul was made possible by The Baring Foundation and was run in partnership with Achieving for Children, the Priory Hospital, Springfield Hospital and the Emotional Health Service
This short film captures some of our widening work with children and young people in South West London. In partnership with Achieving for Children and CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) we've been working to provide young people the time and space to make art - generously funded by One Richmond, and with sessions taking place in Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens earlier this year.
Watch the film to hear from the young people and facilitators about the impact of the sessions, and to see their art-making in action.
Improving mental health
Watch our short film showcasing the arts workshops and other creative events we offer to people in the local community with mental health and emotional wellbeing challenges.
What our community says
It matters a lot to come to this group. And I feel great
- I really do
It's a sense of community. You feel like you belong to something.
I'd never tried art before. And it's made me a more independent person.
It's time for me. It allows me to gain some self-confidence.
By being expressive, you don't need your feelings dampened down. You need to get them out.