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For Mental Health

Interested in trying out a new art form and developing skills in a relaxed atmosphere?

Creativity Works’ Mental Health Creative Support Service offers an opportunity to learn some creative skills, make new friends and is suitable for people who are in the process of recovery from ongoing mental health challenges, anxiety or depression to help build confidence, learn new skills and make friends. There are also spaces to attend creative peer support groups, which are managed by group members and have occasional visiting art tutors.

If you would like to book a place on a course or join a creative peer support group, please fill in the enrolment form and return it to Philippa specifying the project you would like to participate in. Or for further information please get in touch with Philippa (philippa@creativityworks.org.uk) or call the office on 01761 438852.

 

Current Courses & Groups:

Creative Lettering Project *STILL PLACES AVAILABLE*

Starts 18th September for 12 weeks.

Have fun exploring your creativity in a friendly, supportive group. This project will explore letters of the alphabet in a variety of artforms including collage, illustrations, textiles, 3D and more with artist Caroline Wheeldon. Even though this project started on the 18th September for 12 weeks....
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Photography and Walking Project

Starts 04 October, Bath

A super opportunity to take part in 4 free workshops at No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum and explore surrounding areas in Bath.  Learn new digital photography skills, link with ‘A View of the Crescent’ exhibition and learn how to curate your own exhibition with professional photographer...
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How I Make it Work: 10th - 14th October, Bath

Exhibition and free workshops as part of World Mental Health day

This exciting exhibition of paintings, prints, photography, 3D artworks and writing are created by local artists. The ‘How I Make It Work’ exhibition responds to the theme of mental health and wellbeing in day-to-day life and in the workplace. When:10 – 14 October Where: 44AD...
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Sing it Out - Community Singing Project

Starts 26 October

Sing It Out is a new community choir for anyone in B&NES who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Singing as part of a group can have a range of health benefits and give a strong sense of belonging. Singing is also a great way to bring people together and have fun. The...
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My Time My Space Project

Radstock - Starts 30th October for 12 weeks

Supportive creative workshops for mothers with low mood, anxiety and postnatal depression. The project aims to promote mental health and wellbeing where women can gain support from others in a socially inclusive setting with a professionally run children’s group for babies and toddlers. The...
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New Snap and Stroll Dates

Radstock & Bath

Boost confidence, get outside, learn basic digital photography and computer editing skills within a small and supportive group. 8 sessions will include exploring the natural and built environment of Radstock and Bath (see dates for each below) by foot as well as time indoors for discussions, group...
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Textiles: Get Creative Crafts for Wellbeing

Tuesdays - Bath. 2pm - 4pm

Boost confidence, experiment, share and learn creative textile techniques in a small supportive group. Skill Seekers is a group that meets weekly to socialise, create and develop projects. Come and share ideas and develop your skills. No previous experience is necessary. Suitable for B&NES...
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Writing Space - weekly peer support group

Tuesday afternoons 1 – 4pm, Central Bath.

A creative writing and poetry group for people with experience of writing who would like to meet others to share ideas and mutual support in the writing process. Some sessions will be facilitated by a writer; others will be for the group to continue developing their ideas. Members support the...
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Creative Perspectives - weekly peer support group

Friday afternoons 2 - 5pm, Bath.

Creative Perspectives is a peer support group, formed last year, supporting creativity and wellbeing. An opportunity to develop creative ideas, learn and share skills in a safe and friendly environment and contribute to a new art group. Group members bring and develop their ideas and projects...
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Examples of other wellbeing projects we run:

My Time My Space

My Time My Space

Supportive creative workshops for women with post natal depression.

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Networks

Networks

Space for recreational art for women who are in prison, on probation, homeless or trapped in street sex work.

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Words for Wellbeing: Creative Writing and Storytelling

Words for Wellbeing: Creative Writing and Storytelling

A supportive space for personal development using stories, the imagination and creative exercises.

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