Masks and Tea Cups Used to Tackle Stigma in Health and Social Care

Posted by See Me, 20 April 2018

We've joined artist Josie Vallely who has been working with health and social care staff, students and people who have used mental health services to explore what stigma exists here.

The Caring Conversations project is aiming to help tackle stigma in this really important area, by encouraging everyone involved in mental health support services to think about how they look after themselves and how they act towards others.

The participants have been creating work that looks at the boundaries between professional masks, and people's true selves, while looking at how we care for ourselves. 

Through that the groups are creating artwork, including prints and ceramics, which will be on display at a two week exhibition in Paisley as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

The exhibition will launch on May 8th, at 12pm at Wevolution Paisley hub, 25 moss street, Paisley, PA1 1DJ. As well as the artwork on display there will be local musicians and poets performing.

To get ready we've been chatting to Josie about the event, why we're focusing on health and social care and what we've been doing.


Find out more here.