Ruth is an experienced Facilitator, as well as being qualified to teach in Post-compulsory Education. She has a background in education, having taught at both College and University level.
Ruth completed a training with with PYE Global (Art of Facilitation). in the Creative Community Model, utilizing arts-based activities that promote personal growth, self-esteem, deep connection and process.
In 2016 Ruth teamed up with Alex Brooks and Dan Harris to form “Sustainable Source”. They began this based on the basic premise that those who are in care-giving roles need to be adequately resourced in order to healthily maintain their care-giving status. In 2020, after expanding on this work, Ruth and Alex formed The Human Restoration Project Ltd, which creates opportunities for people to restore themselves through self-advocacy, self care and making the challenges they face visible. Ruth and Alex’s most recent project to date was working with the organisation Making Families Count alongside those who had been shielding during the Covid 19 Pandemic and additionally, carers/family members of those who had had to shield, attempting to making sense of Covid.
To date Ruth has completed several Artist Residencies working alongside children, adults and people with Learning Disabilities. One of these residencies led to Ruth going on to work with the award winning Oxford-based charity My Life My Choice for fifteen years, six of which were spent co-ordinating and facilitating self-advocacy groups across Oxfordshire.
Other workshops include, printmaking workshops at the Woolwich Print Fair, Bookarts at the Chipping Norton Arts Festival, children’s workshops at the Oxford Literary Festival, residential retreats in Applecross, Scotland and with the Oxfordshire charity, Yellow Submarine.