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5th June
to 3rd July
100 You will earn 100 gold points for completing this activity.
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Photography on Wellbeing Project

5th June to 3rd July
Be guided by a mindful a photography practitioner to use creative tools to better your wellbeing.

We lead a fast-paced life, stomping from place to place, without ever really slowing down to notice what is subtley going on around us. These various workshops will focus on photographic methods that will encompass the NHS’s

Five ways to wellbeing:

Connect, with others and your surroundings 

Be active,  

Take notice,  

Learn new skills  

Give, support to others 

Four separate workshops will guide you through processes such as a mindful photowalk (any digital photography device will do), cyanotype printing, mixed media collage.

You will have a three-hour workshop a week with tasks to take home and develop in your own time. We will have time to discuss, reflect and show our creations each week.

Finally, we will discuss possible finished outputs, such as a ‘zine or pop-up exhibition, to be finalised once everyone is back the following September.

About the Expert

Hello! I am Nicola Lewis-Dixon, and I run Photography on Wellbeing CIC with Marianne McGurk. This company aims to bring creative photography-based methods to aid wellbeing and take this work into communities. I am currently studying my practice-based PhD at MMU Manchester School of Art exploring my own use of this process. 

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Connect ... with other students and staff with an interest in creativity and wellbeing.
  • Upskill ... learn something new or improve your creative skills.
  • Improve ... your wellbeing. Discover accessible tools to better your mental health.
  • Get in touch ... with nature and be mindful.
  • Share... Your creations and experiences in a friendly open space.
  • Earn up to 100 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 05/06/24 - Grosvenor East 4.01
    Workshop 1: Photowalk
    One of four weekly workshops.
  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 12/06/24 - Grosvenor East 4.01
    Workshop 2: Cyanotype
    One of four weekly workshops.
  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 19/06/24 - Business School 3.12
    Workshop 3: Mixed-Media Collage
    One of four weekly workshops.
  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 26/06/24 - Grosvenor East 4.04
    Workshop 4: Making a 'Zine
    One of four weekly workshops.
  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 03/07/24 - Grosvenor East 4.07
    Workshop 5: What Next?
    A final optional workshop to discuss future plans.