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All About… Inside Out

Written by · Published Mar 21, 2016

Hi there! Which organisation/project are you from?

Inside Out Community

Could you tell us a little bit about what you and your organisation/project do?

We run arts and wellbeing programmes throughout the year for people recovering from periods of mental ill-health. It’s open to anyone drawn to participation in the arts as a way of improving and sustaining their wellbeing and mental health.

Describe your work in three words

Creative, engaging, freeing

How can people access the help you offer?

Some parts of the Inside Out programme are open – so just turn up and take part. Other workshops programmes its necessary to pre- book a place contact us on 07947565711 or info@insideoutcommunity.com

Current Programmes

Open Workshop Programme Friday’s 10.30 – 1.00 p.m. Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Hall

Making Your Mark (18 – 25 year olds) Mondays 2.00 – 4.30 International House, South Street

Creative Lives (over 60 year olds) Wednesdays 2.00 – 4.00 Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Hall

Music Project open sessions Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. St Peters by the Waterfront

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, what would it be?

Hold onto hope!

Tell us why you think libraries are important to people’s wellbeing

Literature is full of insights into the human condition. You can find yourself and lose yourself in a good book.

What is your organisation most proud of achieving in the last 12 months?

Not an achievement for ourselves exactly but witnessing the continuing positive impact of the arts on peoples lives. ‘I feel more alive after an Inside Out session’ (recent participant)

Tell us two things you do to look after your own mental health and wellbeing

I write. I sing. I walk

Who was your favourite author growing up and why?

Charles Dickens. His characterisations are amazing. He knew a thing or two about the human condition.

Sarah Lungley

Sarah Lungley

I'm the mental health and wellbeing coordinator at Suffolk Libraries.