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Murals at Bury St Edmunds mental health unit help improve wellbeing




Peaceful murals are helping to improve wellbeing at a Bury St Edmunds mental health unit.

Patients at Wedgwood House have designed and painted murals of a mountain range, Caribbean beach, Hardwick Heath and a timeline of the heath’s 1,100-year history on blank walls in the unit’s television lounges and Southgate and Northgate wards.

The murals were created in partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise Art Branches, which works with vulnerable people to promote wellbeing through art.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust patients at Wedgwood House in Bury St Edmunds brighten up the walls of their wards with colourful murals. Picture: Andy Abbott
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust patients at Wedgwood House in Bury St Edmunds brighten up the walls of their wards with colourful murals. Picture: Andy Abbott

Natalie Bailey, Wedgwood House matron, said: “The murals are really striking and have provided a fantastic splash of colour on the walls of our television lounges, which is helping to make the rooms feel homely and inviting.”


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