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The charity helping sufferers of mental health issues express themselves

The charity helping sufferers of mental health issues express themselves

SHOPPERS in Llanelli were treated to wide range of photography and art as LINKS held an exhibition at the St Elli Centre today, Wednesday (Apr 3).

The display included photography, typography, paintings and arts and crafts.

There was a wide range of genres showcased in the photographs such as wildlife and local historic areas such as the Burry Port lighthouse.

All of the photographs and art were created by members of the charity who suffer with mental health issues.

LINKS provides support and learning opportunities to those within the community who have or are experiencing mental health issues.

Speaking to Llanelli Online, Ross Courtney of LINKS has previously said he is ‘overwhelmed’ with the support that is shown by the local people in the community.

The tutor then went on to say: “As you can see by the photographs on display, as a tutor I am very proud of the members work. Our aim is not to sell photographs but to support those who suffer with mental health as we are a charity.

“We have sold many photographs in the last couple of days and the proceeds will go towards funding the exhibition.”

Following receipt of funding from The Big Lottery, LINKS has been able to create a unique service for ex-service personnel, their families and the families of those currently serving.

LINKS aim is to help people to build their self confidence and self esteem by offering a range of accredited and non accredited supported creative learning opportunities.

Over the past twenty years LINKS has supported over 300 people from this area and has mounted numerous exhibitions, published a book and produced a public awareness film about mental health.

There was also a stand which highlighted the support on offer for ex-service personnel and their families based in Llanelli.

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