Our Year 11 Psychology students visited the Cunningham Dax Centre in the city on Friday 17th May, where they viewed a series of art pieces created by sufferers of mental illness.
The students learned the stories behind the artworks and they also met Nick, a sufferer of schizophrenia and generalised anxiety, who discussed the psychological impact of trauma and how stigma has affected his life. The students were absorbed by his story and they took the opportunity to ask him questions to learn more about his life.
The excursion supported their studies on mental health and offered the opportunity for them to explore art as an interdisciplinary link with Psychology. The Dax Centre aims to break down the walls of stigma and encourage people to speak up about mental health. For more information on the Dax Collection, you can visit the website here.