This month’s theme focuses on the arts and the important impact art can have in fostering good mental wellbeing. Artistic creativity has always had a significant place within the architecture profession. Drawing or creating 3D models are art forms used in architecture but there is a huge variety of other creative activities. Whether it’s drawing, dancing, acting or any of the many other different creative outputs, the arts are a great way to help improve people’s mental wellbeing.

We are very pleased to be running our very first #Time2Sketch competition this month as we hope it will be a great way to bring people and practices together and promote the opportunity to do something creative. This is a friendly competition to encourage people to take a short break from the busy work schedule and to participate in something fun with friends and colleagues. Sign up today for a £5 donation, which goes towards helping more people receive mental health support when they need it most. 

Once you’ve signed up, you will receive an email at midday on 20th September announcing the theme for the competition. You then join us at 1PM with your pens or pencils ready to sketch. We are really excited about #Time2Sketch and we hope to make it a regular event. It’s only one hour but it’s a great way to encourage some fun in the workplace.

We will also be creating our very own colouring books, featuring the top sketches from the competition. Adult colouring books have been spoken about a lot in the recent years, and it's been suggested that they can help improve one's mental health - especially to relief anxiety and stress. We are really excited to put these together and cannot wait to see which sketches get featured. If you're entering the competition, good luck and we hope you have a lot of fun! If you have yet to sign up then what are you waiting for? Find out more and sign up here.

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