From August 2017 to early 2018 I worked as a volunteer arts award facilitator for York Mind. In this role I assisted with facilitating groups of young people with mental health problems to complete their Bronze Arts Award qualifications, teaching a wide array of arts skills from photography to soap carving! Working with these young people was a valuable experience I will always treasure, giving me experience in working with people who have a wide array of mental health conditions and needs.
At the end of each course I was involved in the curation of a small exhibition of the work created, working in conjunction with York Art Gallery. York Mind generously sponsored me to complete the training to become a Trinity College Arts Award Adviser, giving me the necessary qualification to guide other groups through the bronze and silver Arts Awards.