Ruth Durkin, Author at Sheffield Flourish
Free Hand describe themselves as ‘a space to be creative for people living with depression and anxiety’. Ruth went down to one of their sessions in Shalesmoor to find out more, and spoke to founder Charly Calpin to get the full lowdown.
One cold, January evening I abandoned the comfort of my sofa to venture to a creative session with Free Hand. Armed with my printed Google directions and map, I walked to CADS in Shalesmoor with an open mind.
A mix of prenatal depression, her firstborn needing an extended stay in neonatal intensive care, and ongoing mental health difficulties didn’t provide a dream start to life as a parent. Nevertheless, a turbulent 12 months have put what’s important for Ruth into perspective this Christmas.