Change and Adaptation

03. 08. 2016

Reflections on Wellness

Artist: Cath Cantlon

An installation wall of mirrored thoughts on wellbeing

Cath offered staff and clients of the Southern Fleurieu Health Service (SFHS)  and a Kangaroo Island Carers support group the chance to reflect on what wellness means to them.  Participants were assisted to explore words and images that represent wellbeing and craft them into a design.  The designs were then etched onto a perspex mirror.

The carers group supports parents of children who are coping with a variety of disabilities and or mental health issues.  A facilitator from the mental health team was present at the sessions enabling Cath to concentrate on assisting the group with their designs while a facilitator helped the discussion to flow smoothly.

The finished reflections will be displayed in the new SFHS facility at Victor Harbor, creating a collective look at personal wellness.

Partner Outcome

  • strengthened relationships in client group
  • a tool to help practitioners identify a client’s understanding of sustainable health and wellbeing
  • support in assisting clients to engage in arts activities

Matthew Bennett


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When

2011 - 2014

Type

Artist Residencies

Presenter/Partners

Country Arts SA in Partnership with Australia Council for the Arts, Alexandrina Council, Government of South Australia and Medicare Local

Location

Alexandrina Region

Country Arts SA recognises and respects that we are living and creating on Aboriginal Lands and we are committed to working together to honour their living cultures.