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WWTW and Soldiers Arts Academy team up to deliver live Art Therapy sessions to the ex-military community.

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Over the past 3 weeks, WWTW has been working in collaboration with the Soldiers Arts Academy to deliver Art Therapy sessions live on the MEDALS Facebook Group, as part of WWTW’s MEDALS Programme; encouraging veterans to engage in culture and the arts to improve their wellbeing and mental health.

MEDALS which stands for ‘Mindfulness Education, Developing Active Lifestyles via Sports’ is a project designed for the Armed Forces community that aims to promote positive mental wellbeing through engagement in activities such as engaging in mindfulness, sports, outdoors, art and music, therapeutic groupwork as well as visits to site of national and cultural heritage are all part of the project.

The outbreak of Covid-19 however has forced the programme to adapt and overcome throughout 2020. Some of the activities that have safely taken place so far in 2020 include fishing and therapeutic drumming, with some veterans planning on hillwalking and other sporting activities in the near future. The programme has adapted its service to deliver a veteran volunteering initiative as well as virtual access to culture and the arts, including the Art Therapy sessions being delivered by Soldiers Arts Academy every Friday at 11am.


Amanda Faber, from the Soliders Arts Academy said,

The Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC is delighted to be collaborating with Walking With The Wounded on the Friday art workshops. SAA work with a tremendous group of artists including, Natalia Adveena, Harry Parker, Tom Stimpson MBE, Robin Perko, and Lt. Col. Stewart Hill and have been offering a two hour online programme since lockdown every Tuesday. Our courses are all free for members of the armed forces community or their families who have been injured and we also offer slots for others in exchange for a voluntary donation.”

 

Want to get involved with our Art Therapy sessions? Join the MEDALS group here 

 

Find out more about Soldiers’ Arts Academy here