Anxiety · Depression · mental health · Sewing · Stitching

Slow Stitching

I’ve come across a book called ‘Slow Stitch Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art’ by Claire Wellesley-Smith.  I can’t remember where I came across it (I look at too much on social media and craft/psychology magazines) but luckily my local library had a copy. The book is about a ‘less-is-more’ approach to textile art, looking at… Continue reading Slow Stitching

Anxiety · Children's mental health · Depression · Heads Together · Mentally Healthy Schools · Sewing · Stitching · Uncategorized

Stitched face and children’s mental health

More than half of mental health issues in adults begin before they are 14 years old (information from Heads Together). I remember when I was younger than 14 and how confusing and bewildering it was trying to cope with so many over-whelming emotions – one of which I now know was anxiety. Thankfully over 25… Continue reading Stitched face and children’s mental health

Anxiety · Depression · Heads Together · mental health · Mind · Sewing · Stitching · Thriving at Work · Uncategorized · workplace mental health

Workplace mental health and snow day stitching

I was excited this week to hear about the development of a new workplace mental health initiative (including a ‘Mental Health at Work’ website and online training) being developed by Heads Together and Mind. 1 in 6 British workers are affected by mental health issues but sadly only 2% of people asked in a survey… Continue reading Workplace mental health and snow day stitching