Peter encourages us to aspire to be better listeners. Helpful tips are gleaned from the Samaritans' 'Talk to us' campaign and shared with us in this article.
Peter Shaw, Author at Sheffield Flourish
Curious to find out how creativity can interact with our mental wellbeing, Peter went along to a recent event co-hosted by Sheffield Flourish. At the event participants were invited to get involved with creative workshops. Their creations will become part of the upcoming The Labyrinths of Sheffield - a series of three mindful labyrinths set up in Sheffield as part of Festival of the Mind.
Learning to describe and share your feelings can be a great tool in managing mental distress. Peter explains how reflection and honesty have been key when speaking about his experiences and have helped him to take ownership of his mental illness. Sharing with others can be daunting, but here the author inspires us to write our own stories.
Peter visits the Manor & Castle Springboard Social Café on behalf of Flourish and finds a warm welcome. He discovers a good mix of people from different backgrounds enjoying the various activities and speakers that are run fortnightly.