Lasting legacy of art project

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AN ART project run for older people with mental health problems in Rotherham has left a ‘lasting legacy’, organisers say.

The six-month ARTiculate project took place at The Woodlands in Rotherham, a state-of-the-art unit specifically designed to provide inpatient services for elderly people with mental health problems.

Patients took part in sessions with musicians, painters and actors, improving their self-confidence and developing social skills.

Chris Webb, The Woodlands’ modern matron, said: “Engaging in the project has been stimulating and exciting, and the whole team has benefited from taking part. Feedback reflected a sense of achievement, pride and self-confidence. The lasting legacy is all around to see.”