Local artists have used street art to mark the launch of On Your Mind Glos and to help raise awareness of Children’s Mental Health Week.
Artists Jussura Nazare and Andy ‘Dice’ Davies collaborated on a mural in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter which aims to encourage young people to seek mental health support.
Jussara, who designed the work, said: “This piece is about making the unseen, seen, heard and expressed by those around the city. This project is about tackling stigma and giving a voice to young people the community as a way to help them find support for the hidden struggles we all experienced at some point or are learning to live with.”
Andy, founder and director of the Cheltenham Paint Festival, added: “It was an honour to be able to do this wall for the NHS. Young people have been through so much over the last 18 months – as we all have – and from my own experience, I know they’ve really struggled without their usual support networks.
“I sincerely hope this mural will lead anyone who needs help to find the support they need.”
On Your Mind Glos is a web and text service for children and young people up to the age of 25, which signposts to support for mental health services. It commissioned the artwork to help highlight children and young people’s mental health – visitors to the mural will find a QR code to take them to the website.
More at: www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk or for text support: 07984 404388