We’re sharing 5 pandemic stories of how we continued to deliver on our mission despite COVID -19. You can check out the others here.
Healthcare has been at the front of everyone’s mind. What has been overlooked however are those who are in healthcare facilities for long-term stays unrelated to COVID-19. VIBE Arts works closely with mental health inpatient units to bring colour and opportunities for self-expression, confidence building and creative connection to those who were even further isolated as a result of COVID-19.
At the Humber River Hospital in North York, VIBE artist Frannie Potts was given special permission to host weekly workshops for inpatients of their mental health services. This program was a weekly highlight for residents who otherwise were not allowed visitors and were not permitted to leave their ward due to COVID-19 restrictions. Frannie and the participants created a mural together that now brightens up the common room in the ward.
For those that have donated this season and to our COVID-19 Relief Fund, thank you for your support in these difficult times.
The mural created by Frannie Potts and Humber River Hospital inpatients