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The Finding Your Compass project explores a creative road to management and recovery from mental health conditions. The arts are used as both a communications tool and as a mechanism for supporting mental wellbeing. GP referred (and sometimes self referred) patients tell their stories, through movement and drawing (supporting lateral thinking and problem solving), their reflections (providing further detail in personal narratives) and moving and still images (translating these experiences into an artistic outcome). In doing so, the participants gain self-confidence, which both reinforces a sense of belonging and raises awareness within the audience.