Bello Mind and Soul
I am an art-based workshop facilitator who is dedicated and passionate about nurturing others to improve their skills, confidence and wellbeing. I work as a freelance facilitator under the name ‘Bello Mind and Soul’ Specializing in person-centred theory and Inclusive practice but equally thrive on working within a team as a support worker at the National Autistic Society. I have an energetic and enthusiastic attitude and a am always looking to challenge myself further and commit myself to new opportunities.
BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts University Of South Wales 2018
BTEC Art and Performing Arts Landau Forte College 2013
Certificate in adults Safeguarding National Autistic Society 2017
Certificate in understanding mental health capacity National Autistic Society 2017
Certificate in understanding autism National Autistic Society 2017
Participatory Arts, Recycled Material Manipulation, Mixed Media, and Photography.
Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities, Adults and Youth Groups with mental health needs, Children with Sensory Impairments and Open Workshops for the General Public.
EMPLOYMENT AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Creative Expressive Practitioner, Bridge The Gap Child Mental Health Support 2020-Present
I have Designed and Facilitated Creative and Wellbeing sessions for children with the aim to support and help the participant understand emotions and learn new ways in which they can manage their emotions in the best way to suit their needs as well as helping to develop confidence and a sense of self worth
Art tutor, Rise Learning Zone 2019-Present
I have motivated young people with complex learning needs to engage in the creative arts whilst supporting each individual to ensure their needs are met accordingly.
Creative arts Practitioner, Lawn Primary School 2018-2019
I have created and facilitated creative workshops tailored to support a wide range of students wellbeing needs. I created a safe and provided a nonjudgemental space to enable the participants to creatively express themselves.
Associate Artist Arcade Cardiff and Three doors Up 2018
I have undertaken work experience as an associate at The Arcade Cardiff Gallery and Three Doors Up. This is where I have invigilated, Supported professional artists and delivered workshops of my own design
Artistic Director, Bello Mind and Soul 2017-Present
I have created workshops tailored to support mental health and wellbeing at festivals and charity events, in addition, I have facilitated one to one and group art workshops with participants with various needs and abilities.
Learning Support Assistant, Landau Forte College 2018- 2019
I have supported young people aged 11-16 to reach their academic goals. I have worked with young people who have had a range of learning needs such as Autism. I set up my own Art and Wellbeing intervention for the students to have somewhere where they could feel accepted and could express who they are.
Support Worker National Autistic Society 2016-2018
My job roles involve the support of adults, who are autistic using creative arts and assisting students to work towards, and eventually achieve, their goals. This combines both my passion for art and my love to care for people. From this, I have moved into the creative arts department to help develop functional skills and achieve qualifications. I am the featured person on the National Autistic Society’s marketing materials on their website, on billboards and on their YouTube channel.
Creative Arts Practitioner at Crown Bridge Special Educational School South Wales 2014-2015
I facilitated creative art workshops focusing on multimedia materials working with 7-8-year-olds with multiple learning disabilities. I created risk assessments to make sure each week the participants were safe.
Creative Arts Practitioner The national Autistic Society South Wales 2015-2016
I created a sensory room for the participants at the national autistic society and designed creative art workshops for adults with autism focusing on developing their social engagement I reflected each week on the sessions to show progression and improvement.
Creative Arts Practitioner Ty coch Special Educational Needs School, South Wales, 2017-2018
I created Sensory stimulating art activities for children with sensory impairments and evaluated each session to help develop the participant’s independent skills and
Judge National Autistic Society Arts Competition, Newport, 2016
I judged the art work of the creative Autistic Service users and the winner's work went to London and then toured round the UK.
Support Assistant, Children’s First, Derby, 2015
This was a voluntary position for Children’s First, a role in which I have assisted and helped young adults regain their confidence back and social skills
Trace Exhibition University of South Wales 2018