We know that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on cultural and creative industries in Canada.
A loss of work, opportunity or income (or uncertainty around future loss) has created or exacerbated a lot of anxiety. Couple this with restrictions around gatherings and requirements for social distancing, and people may be grappling with new or heightened feelings of isolation and loneliness.
A creative community is a vibrant and resilient community, and so to help ease the burden of social isolation the Quinte Arts Council is facilitating a virtual Art Health and Wellness Meetup to create a safe space for attendees to share their experiences with COVID-19: their fears, anxieties and ways of coping.
Tracey Logan, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in private practice with more than 20 years’ experience, will be facilitating the sharing circle. Her focus is on helping people harness their strengths to overcome obstacles and actualize their potential using a trauma-informed lens.
Please note: this is not a counselling session, but a sharing session. If you have immediate concerns about your mental health, please contact the Crisis Intervention Centre at (613) 969-7400, ext. 2753.
After registering we will send a short survey to help us understand the health and wellness landscape of our creative community. We will also provide a Zoom link.