Tuesday 18 April 2023
A new '5 Ways to Wellbeing' exhibition showcases Caitlin Robilliard's latest work at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were developed based on a review of evidence gathered in the UK government's 2008 Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The aim was to identify five actions that are simple, universal, which anyone can do on an individual level, and for which there is some evidence of an association with wellbeing. They are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Caitlin Robilliard, artist, said:
'Since I was young, I've known my preferred career would be to help others. I have had many factors inspire my works, living on such a beautiful island brings nature to one of my main inspirations for art. I love textures and the kind of artwork that you can look at a thousand different times and draw different meanings from.
I find the art that stands out to me most is art which you can feel, when you know the artist is reflecting on social, political, environmental and personal contexts.'
Lottie Barnes, Culture Arts & Health Manager said:
'It been a great experience working with Caitlin on this exhibition at the hospital. Caitlin has gifted her time and I'm delighted that HSC can support a young artist with aspirations to work in a way that marries the arts with health - with her ultimate goal being to become an arts therapist.'
Yvonne Le Page, Public Health Business Manager said:
'The 5 Ways to Wellbeing can be thought of as your '5 a day' for mental health. The new exhibition in the PEH is an excellent reminder of the 5 simple ways which can help us feel more positive and boost our wellbeing on a daily basis. Thank you, Caitlin, for this set of fantastic new images to remind us of this longstanding campaign for staff, patients and visitors to the Hospital.
For further information on the 5 Ways to wellbeing go to https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing'