Minding Your Mental Health with creative expression

foroigeadmin October 28, 2020

Over the course of the summer and into the Autumn, a collaborative group of young people from Foróige Leitrim and Sligo Comhairle na nÓg took part in a therapeutic art project run by Kids' Own. The project allowed these young people to focus on a subject which they felt mattered most to them in 2020, mental health, and wellbeing. This project enabled this group to voice their concerns around youth mental health and to explore creative ways to communicate the problems young people are facing.

Teen Mental Health

During the practical sessions facilitated by artist Andy Parsons, participants explored a range of media and techniques to develop artworks exploring the themes. Each Monday during the November 2020 Covid-19 restrictions we will share the works created by the group on our social media channels. You can view all of the pieces of art created during the project below.

This project was funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Northwest Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce. Sligo Leitrim Children & Young People Services Committee and Sligo Local Community Development Committee. 

If you are seeking to contribute some works of art of your own to our Mental Health Mondays social series please contact [email protected]




Kids' Own and Comhairle na nÓg Health and Wellbeing art project from Kids' Own on Vimeo.

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