Our exciting new Wellbeing project launches today!

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is launching an innovative project to support and improve people’s wellbeing.

In collaboration with artist and illustrator Jem Milton, we are distributing free postcard packs in Govanhill through shops, community groups, and GPs for people to collect.

Each pack contains six commissioned designs that focus on a simple activity or exercise that people can follow to improve their health, relax or be creative.

The cards include simple and accessible practices for yoga, mindfulness, Shiatsu and breathing, along with drawing, poetry and mask-making. Each pack also contains extra postcards for people to give to a friend or neighbour.

Our Arts, Health and Wellbeing Development Officer, Joanna Young, describes the project:

“We want to invite people to actively join in by making each postcard their very own, by colouring it in, adding to the drawings or writing a motivational note to help during this challenging time. We would be delighted if people would like to share their postcards with the rest of the community after they’ve decorated them, and we have added a free post envelope so they can send them back to us if they wish to do so. We will then use them to make a public art piece in Govanhill for all to enjoy. This will have people’s messages of hope for themselves and the whole community as we get ready to move on from COVID-19.”

Our website has a host of additional resources that accompany the postcard activities with videos and advice for each postcard topic.

To find out more visit: www.govanhillbaths.com/postcards