Remarkable lives: Clare Campbell in conversation with Jerome Carson

Campbell, Clare and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2016) Remarkable lives: Clare Campbell in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 20 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 2042-8316

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Abstract

Design/methodology/approach – Clare provides a short autobiographical account of her life. She is then interviewed by Jerome. She describes the life enhancing impact of creativity in her own life. Findings – Clare describes her work initially with Wild Woman workshops and then Big Love Sista. Research limitations/implications – Big Love Sista started when some 40 women all came and painted self-portraits in Clare’s house, which led to an exhibition of 100 life sized portraits on women in recovery from difficult life events. Practical implications – Apart from the healing power of Art, Clare’s work shows the power of bringing leaders together with disadvantaged groups, using the medium of the circle to provide unique experiential change. Social implications – Community leaders have access to lots of resources and opportunities. In coming together with disadvantaged groups, they can serve as role models, but equally they can be inspired by those they encounter in the medium of the circle. Originality/value – Clare and those colleagues she has worked with over the years has shown the power of community and the transformative effects of groupwork. Few individuals can have had such a dramatic effect on so many people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: circles, Liverpool, art, depression, creativity, Big Love Sista, Big Love My Brother
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 11:01
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-12-2015-0044
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1399

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