Amateur Photographer


Praise for the mental health feature

Full marks to AP for the article on how photography can help to improve one's mental health (‘Photography can save your life' in AP 24 February). As someone who works in the community, youth and social work fields, I can vouch for the positive benefits that photography can have on mental health and well-being. I often run and commission photography workshops for young people with challenging behaviours, and have found it a great tool to build self-confidence, improve self-esteem, and other positive changes. Taking pictures helps them to not only learn and explore the world around them, but can also change the way they perceive themselves. When used in a therapeutic environment this can often

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