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CRAFTEANOONS Ladies Shed Project

The Octopus Foundation Crafteanoons Ladies Shed Project

The Crafteanoons Ladies Shed Project encompasses a traditional ladies’ craft group with mindfulness, and has recently extended to include the opportunity for participants to learn wood work skills, including wood turning, in our well equipped carpentry workshop.

All aspects of the project led by both staff and volunteers, come together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. This is achieved by reducing social isolation and loneliness, increasing confidence and self esteem and developing a support network and coping strategies for enhanced mental wellbeing both during and outside of sessions.

Participants create items to take home to friends and family, plus additional items which can be sold at craft fairs or community events to supplement grant funding whilst also enhancing feelings of self worth and contribution. Items such as hats for premature babies and twiddle blankets for those living with dementia have also been made by the group to donate to local hospitals.

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