Min DrawNHS



Give Yourself a Minute

to Draw it Out

with Wanda Klenz   





 You are invited to make a drawing in One Minute...instructions below, in the form of a poem.


Drawing helps you to see, understand, pause, relax, slow down, express yourself, and reflect. 

No skill needed beyond your natural drawing ability - imagine you are a child again.

Join our band of artist-workers, healthcare workers, grateful patients, care-home residents, staff and relatives and see if it makes a difference for you.

Please send your drawing by email to mindrawnhs@gmail.com and share to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #mindrawNHS

Thank you for your participation






A selection of your drawings will be copied and / or coloured in by our team of artists, and shared on our webpage




This is also a thank you to everyone who is doing something, no matter how small, for the NHS and the care sector.

with all our well wishes

Angela Hodgson-Teall, Angie Brew, Jen Wright, Brian Jacobs, Malcolm Quinn



Give yourself One Minute

& Draw it Out with Wanda Klenz


How was your day?

Find a moment 

To pause and reflect


Choose something that happened today 

To draw for One Minute

Pick up a pencil and paper

Or other drawing tools


Make a mark

Do a quick sketch

Scribble or doodle

To show how you feel


Perhaps add some notes


Express fear

Or joy in a wiggle

Draw a simple circle like a virus 

The rectangle of a bed or oval of a face


You could try closing your eyes

Draw with both hands at the same time 

Beware - when you open your eyes 

You may laugh





Please join MinDrawNHS so that we can keep in touch with you and to enable you to post your images directly to our blog. 

We will maintain your privacy rights and meet the standards of the European data protection law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  We will only use your details (name and email) on our database for your sole purpose of participation in Give yourself a Minute & Draw it Out with Wanda Klenz.



Help in managing your own mental health and wellbeing is also available here from MindEd Resilience Hub:  



Covid-19 Resilience Hub helps front line staff in the NHS and care services to manage your own mental health and wellbeing, whilst looking after others during the Covid-19 crisis. They have drawn together the best advice and tips from a large panel of international experts to guide you and your team. Created on behalf of Health Education England in partnership with NHS England-Improvement. Supported by Skills For Care, this Hub is for everyone on the front line health and care services.








Thanks for joining #MinDrawNHS

More information about the project

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