A series of workshops to utilising craft-based activities to discover the potential short-term benefits of crafting on wellbeing and why longer-term practice is encouraged. Participants can expect, colouring in, paper craft, drawing and yarn-based activities!
Crafts such as knitting and crochet, and other creative activities like colouring-in and drawing, have been said to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Research from our group and others has demonstrated that when these activities are done in a purposeful and mindful way, they can improve well-being and reduce stress, across cultures and societal groups. Our workshops aim to demonstrate 'mindful crafting' and encourage you to support your wellbeing using these activities.
Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Southampton.
Evie Woodford, Psychology Graduate and Craft demonstrator.
Dr Rachel Dadswell, Principal Teaching Fellow and Occupational Therapist.
The general public, students and those with lived experience of mental health.
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Crafting for Wellbeing - Hartley Library - Mon, 23 Oct 2023, 13:30 - 14:30 and Wed, 25 Oct 2023, 13:30 - 14:30
Crafting for Wellbeing - Portswood Library - Tue, 7 Nov 2023, 13:30 - 14:30
Crafting for Wellbeing - Shirley Library - Tue, 14 Nov 2023, 13:30 - 14:30
Crafting for Wellbeing - Newbury Library - Fri 17th Nov 2023, 12:30 - 13:30