Tapping Into The Creative Side of People Living With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

The Willow Arts Community is an arts + peer support organization dedicated to reducing barriers and providing opportunities for adult artists and creatives with lived and living experience of mental illness/substance use disorder in Niagara.

The Willow is a non-profit offering free classes in many artistic mediums, including painting, writing and music. It uses the arts as an agent of social change by connecting and engaging with the public through exhibitions, publications, and performances to lessen the effects of stigma and social isolation.

Shauna McLeod is f0under and executive director of the Willow.

You’ll find more information on their website: thewillowcommunity.com