You Are Not Alone
You’re not Alone is an online wellbeing resource formed in Sunderland as part of our Young People’s Project. Their purpose is to support and encourage young people in their engagement with creativity as a self-help tool, especially when experiencing loneliness. They want to celebrate the strength of young people by recognising the difficult conditions they are currently experiencing, by acknowledging everyone’s individual experiences of loneliness and showcasing how resourceful they truly are.
Creativity and Wellbeing
Expressing yourself through creative mediums can be used as a distraction tool, to help contemplate our thoughts and feelings, and as a means of self-development. Creativity is uniqueness, inventiveness, and originality. That’s why being creative can be so useful as a self-help tool, it’s unique to you, invented by you and original; it’s yours. You’re Not Alone have developed a new creative activity booklet which aims to help you re-building relationships, understanding more about yourselves and your feelings (especially around the current pandemic), and in understanding what has happened. Each activity will present you with a different ways of using art to cope with adverse feelings such as loneliness. From this, they hope that you may find a a way of using art as a self-help tool.