Resilient Rutland are proud to offer over 200 arts and crafts packs to Rutland families to ensure our young people have access to creative materials during the lockdown.
In many cases people do not immediately think about benefiting their mental health and wellbeing when they start a creative endeavour, however that’s exactly what they are doing. Arts and crafts play a valuable role in mental health and can boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient. Art can help young people express themselves and understand the world around them, it’s usually a hands-on experience and most importantly fun!
We would like to thank Hobbycraft who have been extremely supportive with this initiative and have generously donated over 360 sets of felt tips pens which will be included in the packs. Katherine Paterson, Customer Director comments: “When Resilient Rutland got in touch we were delighted to be able to assist. Keeping children and families creative is a great way to enhance your mental health and to create some wonderful things along the way!”
A big thank you also to our 10-year-old volunteer Emily Tyler who has helped with the organisation.
Resilient Rutland will deliver the packs to each school who will then distribute them directly to families.
We hope that the resources inspire parents and young people to get crafting, and we are very much looking forward to seeing some photos!
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All communications should be directed to Morag Tyler - Project Manager Tel 07572 593 004 or Email email@example.com
Resilient Rutland was started as a project in 2014 as a direct response to feedback from young people in our county - their overwhelming concern was that of mental health and well-being.
Having worked closely with professional agencies, schools, the Local Authority and of course our young people, we have arrived at a joint commitment to implement a programme to champion mental health.
The project has received £484,700 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, which officially started on 29th Jan 2019 and will run for four years.
Additional details on the Resilient Rutland project can be found here.
About Rutland First
The Resilient Rutland project will be led and overseen by Rutland First, a Community Interest Company based in Rutland. Rutland First acted as Healthwatch Rutland from 2014 to April 2018, since when it has broadened its remit. The objectives of the company are to undertake and encourage a broad range of work and other activities relating to improving, promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of the people of Rutland, and the immediate surrounding areas.
The National Lottery Community Fund
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We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive.
Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
More information can be found here.