Run By FabLab, in partnership with Western Health and Social Care Trust Recovery Services in Derry~Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane, the TECH5 Project provided 15 young adults with enduring mental health difficulties the opportunity to receive training in digital fabrication equipment, including 3D printers, vinyl cutters and laser cutters, culminating in an OCN Level 1 qualification.
Supported by the Public Health Agency through The CLEAR Project, TECH5 ran over 16 weeks and was targeted at young adult service users from Western Trust Recovery Services.
As part of the TECH5 project, a 3D public art piece was created and displayed at Derry Central Library, as well as local libraries in Limavady and Strabane.
The concept is based on the ‘Take5’ steps to wellbeing and is designed to promote public awareness of how we can all take simple steps in our daily lives to maintain and improve our mental wellbeing. The ‘Take5’ steps are CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, KEEP LEARNING and GIVE.