Art for hearts

AN ARTIST from Belper has helped people experiencing mental health problems create artwork aimed at inspiring them to look after their hearts.

Andrea Grealy helped the artists produce four brightly-coloured pieces which were showcased at a Hearty Lives Healthy Hearts event in Shirebrook.

The work drew on the themes and discussions presented at an ‘Art for the Heart Day’ organised by NHS Derbyshire.

Sheila Platt, of NHS Derbyshire, said: “People who experience a severe mental health problem can be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. At the Art for the Heart day we talked about the heart as an organ and gave examples of how powerful it is.”

In total seven people took part in the project, with four of the paintings going on display at the event.