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UKCRF - A Better Future Post Covid: Empowering Communities in the Wakefield District

Spectrum People partnered with Wakefield Authority and Huddersfield University using UKCRF funding.

All in the Mind

Spectrum People won BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind mental health group award in June 2021. There were more than 1100 entries for the All in the Mind awards.

The entire team are proud as is Dawn Bland, one of our beneficiaries. She nominated us for this award. Massive thank you to Dawn for nominating us.

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Media that Spectrum People produced / co-produces

Reflections perform at Festival of the Moon

Reflections perform ‘she’s so serene’ at Festival of the moon; 15 Oct 2019.

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VCSE Wakefield – Social Prescribing

This discusses the impact that social prescribing has on the community; 7 Jan 2020

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Art therapy – Safer Communities Fund

Leanne Warren talks about the benefits of art therapy and successfully gaining funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner Safer Communities Fund; 10 Sep 2020

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A Spectrum of Angels

Tina Dransfield talks about a project funded by Creative Minds, which was designed to bring the community together during lockdowns in 2020; 10 Sep 2020

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Facts, Fears and Fiction

Young people in Agbrigg spread a message to the community to encourage people to have COVID vaccines. This was co-produced with Co-Active Arts; 22 June 21

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Media that other people made that we were involved in

Introduction to Appletree Community Garden

Appletree Co-ordinator, Matt Gordon, introduces the garden and tells us about how people who visit, volunteer or work benefit from Appletree Community Garden; 20 Sep 18

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Expert Link – Wake Up Wakefield

Wakefield VCS organisations took part in “Being the Difference” training. It is an emotional plea for better and more joined up mental health support within Wakefield. Some subjects discussed in the video may be triggering; 20 Nov 2018

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Together and Apart Exhibition

Shows the impact of art therapy and Appletree Community Garden (green space); 2 June 21

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Appletree Community Garden

Portrait of Spectrum People; 2 June 21

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Dawn Bland Q & A

A Q & A with one of our beneficiaries, Dawn Bland, for the September Artwalk; 29 Sep 21

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