Pottery for Mental Health

Pottery for Mental Health

About This Campaign

“…I do have ability and natural talent to make things which are beautiful, and imperfect.” This is a testimonial from a client who worked with clay as part of their mental health rehabilitation. The mental health program at the Victoria Health Centre in Fredericton is looking to fund the installation of a kiln so that their clients can feel the rehabilitative powers of creating and discovering. The program is looking for $6,000 in order to fund this important piece of the mental health recovery journey. Before the kiln is useable, it requires: •A ventilation system needs to be installed. This will remove corrosive, poisonous fumes from the room when the kiln is running. •The kiln needs to be wired into the electrical system (either wired directly or have a plug attached to its cord and an outlet installed in the wall). The electrical system needs to be upgraded to accommodate the kiln’s high power needs. •The overhead sprinkler system needs to be changed to be sensitive to a different temperature. •A heat resistant pad needs be put in place under the kiln.
Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

Campaign to Support Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

As the coordinators of the support given by the community, the Foundation helps to provide the hospital with equipment, education and special treatment programs. The money invested enhances patient care, expands services, shortens waiting lists and improves quality of life.

Albums

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Lessons of Life learned from pottery

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Where the kiln will be located

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  1. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
    Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

    We truly appreciate all the support thus far but we still haven't reached our goal. Please share this campaign with your friends and family and help us make this a reality!

    about 3 years ago · Like
  2. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
    Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

    One month down, only 60 more days to go to support this wonderful campaign! Please consider a donation today!

    about 3 years ago · Like
  3. Steve Christie
    Steve Christie gave a $25 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  4. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
    Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

    We just added a great new video to give an example of the types of artistic pieces clients of the Mental Heath program would create. Former client of the Mental Health program and current Co-Facilitator of the Recovery Arts Program Marsha Clark demonstrates the creation and Occupational Therapist Nancy Morin guides the creation. Marsha is unable to complete her piece as they require a kiln to fire and finish the Life Bowl. Please consider a donation today!

    about 3 years ago · Like
  5. Pottery for Mental Health
    Pottery for Mental Health has added 2 photos to album Where the kiln will be located
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  6. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
    Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

    We have added an end date to this campaign. We are hoping to have the funds raised by Christmas time. Any support is appreciated!

    about 3 years ago · Like
  7. Nancy Morin
    Nancy Morin gave a $20 donation
    I am so looking forward to having the kiln hooked up and clients being able to explore their recovery through working with clay!
    about 3 years ago · Like
  8. Janet Long
    Janet Long gave a $25 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  9. Tammy Wood
    Tammy Wood gave a $25 donation
    I think this is a great project for our Mental Health program in Fredericton!
    about 3 years ago · Like
  10. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
    about 3 years ago · Like
  11. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
    Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

    A testimonial from a social worker who works with this program on the benefits of working with clay and the effect it has on her clients: "To work with clay is to reconnect with earth, water, air, fire, life. Working with clay is tactile and tangible, it is immediate, it is in the now. Every time we handle the clay, we leave our mark – we create the curves of the bowl, every fingerprint we leave tells a story. And when people work with clay, their internal processes are shaped by the external methods. We realize that an unmoulded lump of clay has many possibilities, we learn to trust in our ability to create, we learn to be flexible in the creation rather than insist on achieving a set end product. The lessons from the clay can help us to see that we can stretch, shape, smooth, and sometimes rework ourselves into something different."

    about 3 years ago · Like
  12. Lauren Nicholson
    Lauren Nicholson gave a $10 donation
    about 3 years ago · Like
  13. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
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  14. Pottery for Mental Health
    Pottery for Mental Health has added 6 photos to album Lessons of Life learned from pottery
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    about 3 years ago · Like