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Mosaic helps mental health group in Chard
The mosaic will be on display in the foyer of Holly Court in Yeovil

People recovering from depression and mental health problems in Somerset have created a mosaic which depicts their struggles.

Ten members of the Chard Intentional Peer Support Group produced the mosaic, which depicts a phoenix rising from a pair of outstretched hands.

Established three years ago, the group works by members providing mutual support to aid each others' recovery.

Richard Langford, an artist based in Crewkerne, helped with the project.

Edward Colgan, the chief executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The work of the Chard Support Group is very much focussed upon members supporting each other through their recovery process and what better way to help this process than by sharing in a creative project that led to this mosaic.

"The central theme of the mosaic is a phoenix rising from the flames - a symbol of renewal and hope over despair.

"It will now be in a location (foyer of Holly Court in Yeovil) where it can give inspiration to all those who see it."


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