The 11 week course of COMBAT SAD 2022 which is fully funded by Big Worle begun on 20th January and is being hosted by community Artist Bev g Star.
The COMBAT SAD project is in its third year and focuses on ways to lift the mood of the community during the Winter season.
The first session started with each of the attendees receiving their COMBAT starter kit.
The ‘Happy packs’ included; herbal tea to lift senses, a tassel key ring, some creative materials plus a sketch book that can be used as a mood journal.
In the first session, the group came together to talk about who they are and how SAD effects them.
The activity that was provided was Mixed Media, which helps assist with ways to use creativity to express emotions and lift low mood.
Everyone who attended, found they benefited greatly after coming together with like minded people and they felt being in a safe space to talk helped them feel less isolated.
Some beautiful sketch book pages in thier journals were created and the group came together to exchange skills, stories and compassion.
It was the perfect gentle setting to a wonderful start to an engaging project.
Next week, those attending will be guided through a meditation by a local professional.
We were thankful to be there to watch people start Combating SAD and we are looking forward to watching people grow.