Two parent carers who have been supported through the Hope programme are showcasing their creative artwork at the HopePunk festival in Coventry this weekend.
Ann and Gwen were two of the carers we supported by them being part of the Hope programme during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. The programme was created by parents of autistic children, researchers at Coventry University and health and social professionals to help improve mental health and reducing isolation amongst parent carers.
The course covered topics such as mindfulness, goal setting, anxiety, fatigue and stress management, healthy eating, physical activity and working with health care team.
Ann and Gwen are part of the HopePunk Collective, 43 artists who will be showcasing over 90 artworks expressing what hope means to them. Ann and Gwen will be sharing their stories and highlighting the emotional rollercoaster that comes with looking after a loved one.
Click on the images below to read more about Ann, Gwen and their work
The HopePunk Festival takes place at LTB Showrooms (via Litten Tree Pub), 1A Warwick Row, Coventry, CV1 1EX on Friday 8 April to Sunday 10 April 2022.