NIMHANS, in affiliation with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, will organise a national-level therapeutic and rehabilitative artwork workshop for individuals with disabilities.
Persons with psychological sickness, autism spectrum dysfunction, mental incapacity, neurological problems and different a number of disabilities can take part within the five-day workshop beginning on July 11. The Departments of Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services and Mental Health Education at NIMHANS are concerned on this workshop.
“Apart from being therapeutic, any form of art can also act as a medium of employment. In this background, we approached the Centre’s Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for funding and supporting an art workshop and art exhibition for persons with mental health and neurological disabilities and have got their support,” stated Aarti Jagannathan, Additional Professor of Psychiatric Social Work.
“Through this workshop, persons with disability will not just be able to learn under the guidance of industry experts on how they can better their painting, but also have a chance to exhibit their paintings and see it getting sold — the proceeds of which will be accrued to back to them. Thus, this workshop can be both therapeutic and rehabilitative for them,” she stated.
Okay.S. Meena, who heads the Department of Mental Health Education at NIMHANS, who is without doubt one of the co-organisers of this workshop, stated artwork performs an necessary position within the psychological wellbeing of a person. “All the more when it is related to persons with disabilities, it can help in rebuilding social connections and strengthen existing support in communities. It can also help to boost confidence and make one feel more engaged and resilient,” she stated.
An announcement from NIMHANS stated the workshop is for showcasing the work of individuals with disabilities and likewise to scale back the stigma towards them by highlighting their abilities. The artwork work made in the course of the workshop shall be displayed and bought in the course of the artwork exhibition in the course of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2022. The contributors must be bodily current on the NIMHANS campus for the five-day workshop the place artwork consultants will information and practice them for a similar.
Persons with psychological well being and neurological disabilities throughout India who’re and have fundamental expertise in portray can take part. For extra particulars and queries, candidates can electronic mail to [email protected] or name: +91 8137890503.