Last Wednesday 24th of April GROW in Galway held their first CEP (Community Education Programme) event of the year. Over 20 people were in attendance on the night.

The CEP opened with a workshop on Art Therapy entitled “Picturing Resilience” by Art Therapist Ursula Murry. Picturing Resilience introduced the basics of art therapy and how it brings about change. It included a talk given by Ursula followed by some hands on experience for participants and group discussion around the theme of resilience.

Ursula has worked as an art therapist for 7 years in community and hospital settings as well as running her own private practice. She has over 25 years of experience in creative work with organisations in Ireland, India and the UK. 

In her work Ursula provides the space and support for people to find their own ways of moving beyond feelings and behaviours that are difficult towards living the life they want.

Ursula is a founding member of Red Door Studio based in Galway, which provides opportunities for positive change through creativity. She is also a practicing artist working in the mediums of paint, print and sculpture. More information can be found at or Ursula can be contacted on 087 6216852 or [email protected]

The event was held in the Galway City Library, a free venue as part of their Healthy Libraries initiative. Siobhan Arkins, the Executive Librarian at Galway City Library reached out to GROW to help curate Mental Health events for a general public audience.

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