In The Making podcast to showcase Australian artists and creatives

Staff Writer

A new podcast will cast a spotlight on Australian artists and creatives and tell the story of how they have used creative practices – such as sewing, knitting, painting, writing or singing – to get through tricky times in their lives.

Guests on the podcast will include musician Bec Sandridge, Aboriginal Woman of the Year Kirli Saunders, comedian/actor/cabaret performer Drew Fairley, and visual artist Josh Heath.

The podcast will explore the mental health benefits of a creative habit, and how creativity can be helpful in challenging times, including after trauma, natural disasters and illness.

In The Making is the brainchild of MakeShift, an Australian education and support agency which uses art forms and creative practice for mental health support and treatment.

Co-founder of MakeShits, Caitlin Marshall, said: “We all know that exercise and mindfulness support our mental health and wellbeing, but what about creativity? The stories explored in the In the Making podcast reveal how picking up a paint brush or a guitar can be a powerful and effective part of your mental health and wellbeing toolkit.”

Lizzie Rose, the other co-founder of MakeShift, added: “By demonstrating how creativity has helped these incredible Australians tackle tough times, we hope that people will be inspired to explore how they can integrate creativity into their own lives as a form of self-care.”

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