Headspace, a creative project in Bolton run by people with personal experience of mental health problems who help others has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the category of Community Organisation Award for Disability.
The creative sessions are held at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and aim to empower participants to become leaders, artists and peer role models. The programme offers activities, all of which feature creativity at their core with participants utilizing their skills by primarily focusing on positive personal, social and professional achievement and not on mental health. Headspace promotes positive change for the individual and challenges misconceptions often held by society.
The sessions are run by professional artists from across the North West and Headspace works in partnership with The Octagon Theatre and The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team from Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The National Diversity Awards celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.
These awards are for people who inspire other individuals through their work, through their commitment to helping others, through their infectious personalities and through adversity.
The Nation Diversity Awards take place on Friday 16 September at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral at 6:15pm.