Origami Pulse CIC
Improving life, one fold at a time…
Three women, all members of the British Origami Society set up Origami Pulse. Together Dr Lizzie Burns, Angela Loveridge and Zulay Newell created a Community Interest Company dedicated exclusively to the art and science of Origami. This highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic team advocate passionately the mental health benefits of the practice of Origami. They decided to set up the company based on their personal experiences of how folding paper drastically improved their mental health during difficult times.
The work of Origami Pulse is more relevant than ever during this pandemic. They demonstrate using any piece of paper, such as A4 to keep accessible with resources, films and workshops.
Offering Origami during this time brings community with a practical tool to lift mood and bring comfort and joy. They have been supported three times by the National Lottery through a Community Fund. Dr Lizzie Burns has written about Origami as a tool for self-care in the British Medical Journal:
Their vision is a world where Origami is routinely used as a catalyst for both mental and physical health recovery, wellbeing and promotion of community spirit.
“brought a smile to my face”
“great way to de-stress” – nurses
“thank you, this has been lovely – my first origami!”
“really relaxing – and loved being in a community”
“something I can achieve and enjoy while recovering from post-viral fatigue”
“thank you for your calming encouraging manner”
“fabulous hour of calm during an anxious time”
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