Community-designed mental health artwork coming to Cumbernauld

Thu 07th March 2019

Impact Arts have been working with the community of Carbrain in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, to design a unique new piece of public artwork aimed at promoting positive mental health.

Artist Jose Carlos Rivera has been working with people in the area to designing individual stepping stones for a final installation for Carbrain Gully to be titled Paths for Life.

The artwork is aimed at suicide prevention and promotion of positive mental health. It will provide local people with a place to take on board the five steps to wellbeing: be active, connect, give, learn and be mindful.

Impact Arts’ artists Jose and Eileen during a workshop in Carbrain

This project has come about thanks to a partnership between Impact Arts, North Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention and the Local Community Partnership Team.

The local community in Carbrain is warmly invited both to help with the installation of the artwork and to the official launch event:

Installation day one: Tuesday 19th March 2019, 1pm – 3pm
Installation day two: Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10am – 12noon

Final launch: Thursday 21st March 2019, 2pm – 4pm

If you’re interested in helping out with planting, please contact Gemma Ritchie on 01236 856 312 or just come along to the Gully on the day – you won’t miss us! Refreshments will also be provided each day.


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