Independent Arts and Minds is a new organisation in Dereham, Norfolk, that runs weekly creative sessions for adults suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. James Mortram photographed one of the groups at work.
A team of professional community artists with a wide range of specialist areas, including sculpture, film and performance, lead the informal drop-in sessions.
"These are the paints I use, my lucky paints. I've had them for years. They came out of a cracker," says one of the participants.
Some of the work produced will be showcased in public exhibitions, performances and screenings. The group has to raise is own funds in order to run the sessions.
Why am I here is a piece of work produced by one of the group while they were in hospital.
The organisation hopes these exhibitions will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community, break down stigmas and promote the role of creativity in helping people to recover.
The project aims to collaborate with other community groups in both making and exhibiting work.
The organisers aim to provide an environment where there is always someone to talk with, always someone to listen to. Kate, a group leader, listens intently during a group discussion.
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