Need to scream? You can through art in BSE
20 July 2019, 06:59 | Updated: 20 July 2019, 07:03
Young people's mental health is going to be the focus of an arts event taking place on Bury St Edmunds market today.
The Fine not Fine campaign is working with West Suffolk Council and the Bury St Edmunds market traders to raise awareness of mental health issues, through The Big Scream.
Young people will also be invited to express their own thoughts and feelings through art.
The day will also see local artists in the town reinterpreting Edvard Munich's iconic painting "The Scream" while people will also be able to pose for their own scream.
Jordanna Campbell founder of Fine Not Fine said:
"While any one of us is vulnerable to poor mental health in our lifetimes irrespective of how clever, talented or well off they seem, many of the early warning signs start while people are young.
That's why Fine Not Fine was set up to encourage us all to start talking about mental health and to help people recognise the early signs of failing mental health. We want young people to feel able to speak up when they see these early warning signs such as changing behaviour, their friends suddenly withdrawing or starting to wear long sleeved clothes all the time which could be hiding evidence of self harming.
It's vital that we spot those early signs so that early intervention can happen before a condition escalates into something more serious."
The Big Scream takes place in Bury St Edmunds between 11am and 3pm.
For more on Fine Not Fine visit http://finenotfine.org.uk/