Why creativity is a powerful coping mechanism
12 Jan 2021
Why creativity is a powerful coping mechanism

With traditional ways of socialising blocked and the stress of the pandemic having a drastic impact on people's mental health, many Britons have embraced the soothing balm of a new or old hobby. But how might an uptick in creativity impact their leisure preferences in the post-pandemic era?

Heather Beach

Heather Beach is the founder of The Healthy Work Company and an expert in workplace wellbeing, working with companies such as ITV, Givaudan, Mace, and The Telegraph to support training and strategy. A student of applied positive psychology, she believes that the right work organisation can support people to flourish in life.

Debbie Hinks

Debbie Hinks is an experienced illustrator whose clients have included Virgin Atlantic, Boots, Walkers, and numerous book publishers. She currently holds regular live life drawing demos and classes online.

Jo Peters

Jo Peters spent 20 years in international agencies working for brands such as Nike and Playstation. Having set up her trend consultancy, Jo volunteered with Samaritans. In 2020, she trained as a coach with the Co-Active Training Institute, helping clients make positive changes in their professional and personal lives. Jo recently studied with Climate Change Coaches, partnering with those wanting to take action on this vital systemic issue. Together with writing on consumer trends and design, Jo loves the big outdoors, from the beach in Shoreham-by-Sea where she lives to MTB on the South Downs.