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Talented service user enters her artwork for national competition

10 Sep 20

A user of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS foundation Trust’s Community Perinatal Team, has channelled her talent for art into creating a portfolio of fantastic artwork. She has entered three of the pieces into a national art competition being organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Faculty.

Our service user Nayna, has created art inspired by her journey through the perinatal period which includes her pregnancy, up until the baby reaches the age of one and has been supported by HPFT Art Therapist David Fried. Nayna’s work is proving popular and she has been asked to create a new piece of work, for display in the Maternity Unit at Watford Hospital.

Art Therapist, David Fried said: “Expressing our emotions through art is a really useful way to help people cope with mental health problems. Nayna is a very talented artist, but people don’t have to be good at art to engage in art therapy, although they do need to be willing to engage at an emotional level. Working with Nayna has been both illuminating and engaging, as well as a mutually rewarding and enjoyable experience. I wish Nayna lots of luck in the competition and look forward to seeing what she produces next!”

You can find out more about the Community Perinatal Team here.

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