Saturday 18 & Sunday October 2014
17 Vrysakiou Str., Plaka
Annual International Festival for Mental Health and Art
on the occasion of the International Mental Health Day (10/10), Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014, ΒΡΥΣΑΚΙ, 17 Vrysakiou Str., GR
An exhibition that hosts stories instead of
images. It’s a different way to present and
discuss cases where animals contributed to the
therapeutic procedure of people with mental
health challenges. Texts, photographs and
audiovisual material are shadding light to innovative
programs, projects και and practices
around the globe.
Talk – Saturday 18 October 2014
Its a central happening of networking value,
where the audience will meet professionals of
the field and organisations with relevant activity
to the field of Animal Assisted Therapy. Innovative
practices, anthrozoology, dog trainers,
animal welfare organisations, e.t.c. The event is
a valuable chance for new cooperations, integration
of new practices by mental health professionals
and organisations, as well as a source
of information for the broad audience (with
mental health problems or not) for relevant services.
Many are indeed the artists whose favorite pet
has a prominent position in their work. The art
exhibition accompany the portraits of the artists
themselves with their pets. It is an art campaign
devoted to the celebration of mental health.
Role playing games, storytelling
and devising with masks
and puppets. The animals are
seen as symbols of human traits
A serene library with animal
books, comics and fairy tails.
Storytelling with the presence
of a therapy animal.
Imaginative crafts (dog and cat
jewelry, puppets of pets, pop –
up cards and construction of
pet habitats) with the help of
Two hour yoga seminar about
the contribution of the observation
of animals in meditation,
sounds and breathing.
Creative program with mental
health service users in combination
with therapy animals
from the organisation SAPT
Hellas. Boarding houses, day
care centers and mental health
A dog walk for awareness and
celebration of mental health
with or without our dogs. The
pre scheduled route is given in
a map and combines street art
happenings, music and treats.
The walk follows a treasure
hunt for the family aiming to
educational purposes and
awareness. Facepainting and
body painting by animateurs.