Hi, I joined Metal in 2016 as a Southend Borough Council Mental Wellbeing Coordinator. I was born and raised in Southend before going to the Northeast to study fine art. After teaching Design Technology and Art in London, Botswana and Southend, I undertook an MA in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College in 2006. I am passionate about using art to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and social isolation. I still make my own art and am proud to be a founding member of TOMA (The Other MA). I love working within NetPark Wellbeing and watching our participants grow and make friends, often coming back as volunteers or moving on to education or work. My favourite song is ‘Do You Wanna Funk?’ by Sylvester because it reminds me that dancing is the answer.
Our Team Emma Mills, Mental Wellbeing Co-ordinator: Southend (She/Her)