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Julie McCarthy's (42nd Street, Horsfall) Creative Margins presentation


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This was a presentation at the Creative Margins Manchester event

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Julie McCarthy's (42nd Street, Horsfall) Creative Margins presentation

  1. 1. A bit about 42nd Street Our Shared Mission To support young people with their emotional well- being and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. We champion young person centred approaches that demonstrate local impact and have national significance
  2. 2. 42nd Street supports young people under stress to achieve their full potential • Providing interventions that promote resilience and recovery; • Ensuring that the voice of young people informs and influences service development; • Enabling young people to take part in opportunities for personal development and growth; • Improving awareness of the mental health needs of young people and challenge the stigma associated with mental health.
  3. 3. Ancoats Art Museum Horsfall Arts and Health Wellbeing Arts Education
  4. 4. How do we approach this work? -Socially engaged practice -Artist led, participant focussed -Partnership -Artist development
  5. 5. Putting young people at the centre in understanding how creativity can play a role in their own resilience and wellbeing.
  6. 6. The arts offer a space to reinvent self, explore identity beyond mental health labels, distraction from problems and a sense of achievement unrelated to mental health goals. Margrove and Mark, 2013 & Clennon and Boehm, 2014
  7. 7. Project Attendees Sessions % of YP Hidden 55 60 24% Creative Agents 51 55 22% Gift Shop 48 29 21% Dress 13 7 6% Horse’s Mouth 12 4 5% Creative Wellbeing 20 12 9% Animate 10 5 4% Pergola 7 3 3% Other 17 34 7% Totals 233 209 101% (due to rounding) How Many Young People Accessed the Creative Programme?
  8. 8. Outcomes for Young People • Increased sense of agency and empowerment including decision making, • Enhanced enjoyment of working with others, • Increased opportunities to pass on knowledge and information to others , • Greater self-expression and sense of achievement, • More commitment, determination and follow through, • Strong evidence of heightened self-reflection, • Growth in creative skills, • More information on and access to progression options.
  9. 9. Co-production Originally coined in the late 1970s, by economist Elinor Ostrom A process in which contributions from individuals who are not in the same organization are transformed into goods and services.
  10. 10. An exploratory space and a generative process that leads to different, and sometimes unexpected, forms of knowledge, values, and social relations. The co-production of what? Knowledge, values, and social relations in health care Angela Filipe , Alicia Renedo, Cicely Marston
  11. 11. “If we just acted, and did scenarios of how life was, what we did, day- to- day, it wouldn’t have provoked the right emotion in them for us. If they just watched us do a tear-jerking drama or whatever, they would pity us. That’s not what we wanted. We wanted them to understand us. And I feel like the way that we did it, interacted with them. We didn’t want them to feel sorry for us, and cry at us, and think that’s not a really great life or whatever. We wanted them to understand why we did it”.
  12. 12. ‘At first, I thought it was boring but it really taught me about myself and how to get my mind back on the ground.’ ‘It made me feel really independent. It was good to have to make our own decisions. Like not just being told do this and then do this. We were making the decisions about the creative stuff.’