Two support groups who want to use circus abilities to improve other people’s psychological well-being have been given cash to launch two new neighborhood projects in Nottingham.
Michail Athinaios and Jeni Steatham have set their sights on sharing their juggling abilities and circus trickery with people from around the town in order to spice up their trust and raise their vainness.
The duo was granted £500 and £250 respectively when they took part in an adventure known as Hard Heads and Dangle Ups, which was held on the THiNK in NG assembly space in Nottingham and invited businesses to pitch for cash for ventures which got down to improve individuals’ psychological health.
The cash was the result of takings on the evening, a donation from East Midlands corporate Lubrizol, Theo Stickley, who was one among the panels of judges on the evening, and some other from Professor Martin Orrell, director of the Institute of Psychological Health in Nottingham.
The night saw four hopefuls offer for the cash and although Michail’s bid was pronounced as the winner, Professor Orrell donated £250 to make sure that Jeni would be capable of putting her plan into motion too.
There may be growing awareness of the way studying a new process can lend a hand to alleviate psychological issues akin to anxiousness or melancholy and both Jeni and Michail consider that circus talents workshops provide a perfect possibility to make a difference.
Michail, 27, is a venture worker for Nottingham housing and give a boost to charity Framework; however, studied circus abilities for five years, along with two in a circus faculty in Italy, on his way to devising his new undertaking, referred to as Venture: Circus.