Iain Gray MSP has hosted a drop-in event at the Scottish Parliament for locally-based arts therapy charity, the Teapot Trust.
The event tied in with World Suicide Prevention Day by speaking to MSPs about the impact physical health conditions have on mental health and wellbeing, and the benefits of art therapy in order to encourage a more joined-up approach in arts and health policy.
As well as giving Mr Gray’s Holyrood colleagues a chance to learn more about the charity’s work, add to the teapot artwork and help celebrate the Trust’s art therapy provision for children with chronic illness.
Speaking after the event, Iain Gray MSP said:
“The Teapot Trust is a brilliant local charity which makes a positive difference to the lives of children with chronic illness and their families.
“I was very pleased to host this drop-in at Parliament to enable the charity to chat to colleagues about its work and its message of the importance of a more joined-up approach to policy on arts and health.
“I hope it helped raise awareness and understanding about the Trust’s work and the positive impact that art therapy can have on everyone’s health and wellbeing.”