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    Songs for the Journey

    Posted on June 25, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Inside Out Community and our band Not Beaten Yet are thrilled to be hosting Songs for the Journey 4. Most of the music performed will be original work which has been written and is performed by the band with some covers of other well known old favourites. Inside Out Community are the proud sponsor of […]

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  • Elmer the Elephant

    Posted on June 18, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Inside Out are delighted to be taking part in the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign!  Inside Out are an Ipswich based charity enabling people to recover from emotional distress, or improve their well-being, through participating in creative workshops. During our workshops, we have discovered a huge amount of talent within our community. Like Elmer the […]

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    Paths Of Wellbeing Book Launch

    Posted on June 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Please support the book launch of Paths Made by Well-being The authors will be reading from the book on Saturday June 8th at The Nottage, The Quay, Wivenhoe, CO79BX. Join them for wine, nibbles, readings and great company. Free entry 6pm-8pm Books can be bought at the event and all proceeds will go to the […]

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    Inside Outs Inspirational Co-Founder Retired last week

    Posted on May 30, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    At Inside Out’s entertaining & uproarious AGM this week – adjectives seldom used in association with what are usually rather dull affairs – we said goodbye to one of our founders. Jan Addison, who along with Pete Watkins founded the arts and mental health charity in 2003, is retiring as a trustee. Jan worked professionally […]

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    Recovery: How Art Helps Us

    Posted on April 30, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    We encourage everyone to support this exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk. It highlights the contribution of creativity to recovery from mental health issues.  

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  • Symposium:  A Vision for the Arts & Healing

    Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Transcript of Peter Watkin’s Talk “A Vision for the Arts and Healing” Please sit quietly while you wait for the session to start.  I’d like you to take an A4 sheet notice its proportions, its boundaries, its whiteness, its emptiness; all that it offers to the imagination. Now allow your mind/ your imagination to conjure […]

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    Twelve Good Reasons to Join an Arts and Wellbeing Group

    Posted on March 13, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Promotes relaxation, enjoyment, inner calm. Enables personal and emotional expression in safe and creative ways Increases social contact and inclusion Increases motivation and energy for living Strengthens self esteem and confidence Develops self awareness and understanding Offers a meaningful, purposeful, socially valued activity Enhances coping skills and resilience Develops artistic/creative skills and interests Encourages self […]

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    Connecting Circles- Dance Day

    Posted on February 20, 2019 by in Events

      Round & round we went. We stepped & we swayed; we moved rhythmically & not so rhythmically, as the music led us on. At times we danced expressively & individually mostly we danced together following steps danced by thousands of others over time from different cultures, in a connecting circle. How good it felt […]

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  • The art of Living Well

    Posted on November 12, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    THE ART OF LIVING WELL A Conversation about arts and mental health between Pete Jan and John (23/2/14) Pete The more I think about creativity the more elusive it seems. It seems a mysterious process.  I think it is a universal human quality, something innate in everyone, that enables us to express the fullness of ourselves in a […]

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  • On Finding You Have Wings

    Posted on April 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    On Finding You Have Wings Perhaps it is wise to leave the question ‘what is creativity’ alone, and simply celebrate it as a vital  part of human nature; as Julia Cameron  author of The Artists Way says ‘at the heart of creativity is mystery’. There is always the fear that if we analyse it too […]

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