Creative Wellbeing

Are you aged 13-18 and interested in creative activities and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing?

See below for:

  • Downloadable Positivity Posters - for you to save, print and display at home, your school/college or youth group
  • How-to videos showing you ways to try mindful creative activities with materials from around the house
  • Online activities to help promote positive creative wellbeing
  • Downloadable Wellbeing resources to read and keep
  • Useful links to mental health charities and organisations

These resources have been created and provided as part of the UCA KaMCOP project, an outreach project to help promote create careers, pathways and education in Kent and Medway.

Find out more about KaMCOP 

Positivity Posters

Our downloadable posters are here to boost your motivation, focus and wellbeing!

There are three types of poster available below - print them, share them, and spread the positivity.

  • Motivational Mondays - positive mantras to start the week off right
  • Work Well Wednesdays - tips on how to study and stay focused whilst at home
  • Feelgood Fridays - self-care tips and ideas

View all available posters below

Wellbeing Activity Videos

Taking part in creative activities is a great way to switch off, relax and support your wellbeing.

Learn a new, relaxing creative skill you can try at home with our how-to videos below.

Elizabeth Whibley - Gratitude Journal

Helen Poulteney - Weaving

Create Calm - Online Module

In addition to our resources above, students aged 13-18 living in Kent and Medway can also access an online version of our Create Calm Gratitude Journaling workshop as part of the KaMCOP/KMPF 'Back on Track' Transition Programme.

This online module has been developed to help you increase your awareness of the benefits of creativity for your wellbeing and resilience. You will be introduced to the importance of creativity and positive wellbeing through a short audio and visual presentation, learning how creative activities can help support good mental health, and top tips for how to stay positive and resilient. 

You will then learn how to create a 'Gratitude Journal' by viewing a short video workshop recorded by UCA tutor and textiles artist Elizabeth Whibley. The module develops skills in communication and encourages you to switch off from your everyday pressures and reflect on and express your feelings and thoughts. After creating your journal, you are encouraged to continue to use this as something to help you in your own time.

This module is suitable for all students in Years 9-13, regardless of creative abilities and interests. You do not need to be studying a creative subject to take part.

You will need access to the internet, as well as low-cost accessible materials such as paper and glue in order to complete this module.

You are encouraged to register your personal details before accessing the online module. This is not mandatory however and you may still access the resources without entering your data.

Please click the button below to access the online module.

 

Click here for online module

Wellbeing Resources

Online Creative Mindfulness Activities from Turner Contemporary, in collaboration with UCA KaMCOP

This year has been tough on mental wellbeing -  Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate has put together free Creative Mindfulness activities supported by UCA KaMCOP. These activities are designed to help you relax, recuperate, and refocus in school/college time, as well as to inspire creativity. 

There are 7 video activities, and a downloadable resource that can be printed out and used at home. 

Each of the 7 activities have been broken down into step by step chapters you can join in with; the activities take 5-10 minutes. 

Find out more and access the resources by clicking the button below.

Click here to view resources

Want to find out more on how to support your mental health and wellbeing?

Check out below for links to charities and organisations that have lots of further resources to help - and don't forget, if you're worried about your mental health or wellbeing, always tell your parent, guardian or teacher. 

  • Mind- a mental health charity with lots of online support.
  • NHS- A-Z of mental health charities.
  • Young Minds - a charity for children and young people's mental health.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about KaMCOP at UCA, please contact us: 

kamcop@uca.ac.uk