Crafting For Wellbeing
In Spring 2023 Grimm & Co’s Saturday Clubs embarked on a Crafting for Wellbeing programme. The focus of the project was to improve young people’s resilience skills and have a positive impact on their overall wellbeing. Many of the writing tasks were self-reflective and focussed on what makes each individual amazing, staff and volunteers noticed an increase in confidence and self-esteem as the project progressed.
For many of the young people the craft skill of embroidery was a new one and they had to work hard to practise the new techniques they had learnt. However, their perseverance and the help they offered to their peers meant that every young person produced a positive affirmation embroidered piece. These were then framed and taken home by the group to encourage them when they are at home.
After mastering the new crafting skill, the groups were able to create a new piece based on the question “What does Grimm & Co mean to you?”. These craft pieces have been turned into a Saturday Club banner by our volunteer, Rachael and will be displayed at Ship Hill.