Outdoor Mental Health Art Gallery launches in Orangefield Park

On Thursday 20th August Bloomfield Youth Safety Partnership launched a Mental Health Outdoor Art Gallery in Orangefield Park. The Bloomfield Youth Safety Partnership is a group of twelve young people from East Belfast who have been supported by Bloomfield Community Association and East Belfast Alternatives.

(Some of the young people with their art pieces in Orangefield Park)

The group have been exploring community safety issues most affecting them and their community in 2015. The aim of the project has been to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health, and signpost those affected by the issue to services in the community. The art pieces have been placed in several locations in the park and are included on a trail. The art pieces have been created by each individual young person and will highlight a valuable support service.

A total of 12 art pieces have went up at different areas of Orangefield Park, each focusing on different issues the young people feel are present today. Under each piece of art there is some information about the artist and information about local services available that can help. 

This project has been supported by Belfast City Council Parks and Leisure, Connswater Community Greenway, The Big Lottery Fund and Artist Clinton Kirkpatrick.

For more information on the project please contact Karen Purdy at Bloomfield Community Association by Email: bloomfield72@msn.com or Tel: 07858516660 or just visit Orangefield Park to see them! 

Download a Orangefield Park Mental Health Outdoor Art Gallery map as below.

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