A GROUP has donated 60 sketchbooks to a Burnham-on-Sea charity to support the art therapy they provide to young people they help.

Representatives from Seed Sedgemoor met with Dawn Carey from In Charley's Memory (ICM) to hand over the sketchbooks on Monday (October 12) as part of their Sketchbooks Unlocked project.

The charity, which is based in Brue Way, Highbridge, offers mental health support to young people in Sedgemoor.

The sketchbooks come with a detailed support sheet and what to do list and cover a wide variety of topics including Friendship and Hopes and dreams as well as subjects like Paws and Claws, sea monsters and cats.

Seed Sedgemoor has been created by a consortium of five local organisations led by Homes in Sedgemoor and their vision is to ensure that everyone living and working in Sedgemoor has a chance to experience more creative arts and culture.

Dawn Carey, operations manager at In Charley's Memory, said: "Mindfulness - part of having good mental health is taking time for yourself, just taking 20 minutes out of your day to focus on you and that comes in very different forms for everybody.

"I think art is such an amazing way to take some time for yourself. It's a form of mindfulness that people just don't realise so it just absolutely makes sense to work with Seed on this project.

"We work with a lot of young people here; we work with schools and we work with people 26 and over. Artwork doesn't have an age; it doesn't have a gender to it - it's there for all so I'm really looking forward to the collaboration over the next 12 months.

"We live in such a fast-paced society that we all need reminding. We almost need permission to say it is ok to do this, it is ok to take 20 minutes whether you're a parent, grandparent, auntie, uncle or sibling. It's ok to take 20 minutes"