Advocate of creativity in health following her own mental health journey, Trustee at the National Centre for Creative Health, member of the Social Prescribing Network and Social Prescribing Academy
Debs is an advocate of creativity in health following her own remarkable journey. Having been in the mental health system for most of her life and heavily dependent on medication it took an art class to totally transform her life. She has been medication free for nearly 10 years and out of services for nearly 6 years. She advocates creativity as an additional service to improve wellbeing and offering hope and aspiration. She has completed a MSc in mental health recovery and social Inclusion. Debs is a Trustee at the National Centre for Creative Health as well as a member of the Social Prescribing Network and Social Prescribing Academy. Debs believes everyone has something to bring to the table, even if it is just themselves.
"I want to be a spokesperson because I want to encourage and support others to be able to tell their journey and have their voice heard."
Debs Teale wrote ‘I was angry that I survived my suicide attempt – and then I discovered painting’ for Metro UK for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Debs Teale spoke to the Yorkshire Post on how an art class changed her life, and why social prescribing should be a priority in mental health.
Debs Teale spoke to BBC Radio Leeds on why she’s advocating for creativity for Mental Health.