Trinity Holistic Centre pilots photography project

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The Trinity Holistic Centre is set to pilot a photography project for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Trinity Holistic Centre garden

Participants will have the opportunity to learn and develop their photography skills with a digital camera including developing understanding of composition and expression of views through photography.

Each participant will be encouraged to develop their own portfolio and showcase their work at the end of the eight-week course.

The small group programme, funded by Prostate Cancer UK, will be delivered by photography and communications professional John Kerr and will be supported by qualified counsellor and mindfulness practitioner Margaret Booth.

John said: “Using photography as a way of communicating is accessible to all and has been a very successful way for people to express themselves, explore impact on others and understand alternative viewpoints. Quite often giving people a voice, which otherwise may not be heard.”

Only a few places remain on the programme which starts on Friday 9 January 2015 at 10am. The programme is free to men in the Teesside, Darlington, Durham and North Yorkshire area who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Photography equipment will be provided free of charge for the duration of the programme.

Trinity Holistic Centre business manager Heather McLean added: “We know there is evidence to suggest that being in an environment of peer support, expressing views and learning a new skill can make a huge difference to those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis and are delighted to have the fantastic skills of John and Margaret delivering this project from the centre.”

To register for the programme contact Heather McLean on 01642 854839 or email heather.mclean@stees.nhs.uk.