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Interfaith – Art, Heritage & Positive Mental Health

On the 11th and 12th of August 2021, a joint ‘Our Heritage’ art project took place on Zoom.

The idea was first hatched during the collaboration of six BAME charities which support people of ethnic minorities with mental health issues. This is done with a generous grant from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Visiting artist, Chava Erlanger of Community Arts and JAMH led a group of Muslim ladies  and taught them about the Hebrew Alphabet through drawing and art.

Over 15 women had a lively discussion about the origins of the Hebrew language, together with discussing their common heritage and the diversity of both religions and cultures.

The valuable role of art in mental health is being recognised. It can help to boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient.

On Thursday, Taslima Ahmad from CDM UK will show the people from the JAMH art group the joint British and South Asian history of the paisley pattern. Taslima’s organisation supported many isolated women over Covid by personally delivering sewing machines to their homes. In turn they kept busy by making scrubs and masks for the NHS.