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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 ( or call the office on 01761 438852.

Peer-Led Groups Pages

  • Writing Space
  • Get Creative [coming soon]
  • Creative Perspectives [coming soon]

Current Courses & Groups:

[Peer-led Group] 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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[Peer-led Group] 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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Photography While You Walk, Keynsham

Starts 19th September, Keynsham

Would you like to know more about your local community by exploring it through a camera lens in a friendly photography group?   Experiment with digital photography. Learn to edit your images. Take part in walks and discussions in a friendly group. Share social history stories. Express yourself...
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Foxhill Happy Snappers

Starts 20th September (on-going)

Do you live in Foxhill? Would you like to know more about your local community by exploring it through a camera lens in a friendly photography group? Experiment with digital photography. Learn to edit your images. Take part in walks and discussions. Share social history stories. Express yourself...
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[PASSED] Grayson Perry's pot at the Victoria Art Gallery

Thursdays 6, 13, 20, 27 September, 4, 11 October 2018

From classical urns and vases to teddy bears. This 6-week project will be looking at Grayson Perry’s pot and print plus making links with artworks in the museum. The course will include: Using shapes and objects from the past: still life, drawing and painting Royalty, on the pot and in the...
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[PASSED] Suffragette Photography Project

Wednesdays from 26th September to 24th October

Would you like to explore the history of the Suffragettes and the 100th anniversary in 2018 of some women getting the vote? You will be based at No.1 Royal Crescent, where there is currently an exhibition about the Suffragettes, to develop photography skills in a friendly and supportive...
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[Peer-led Group] 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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[PASSED] Foxhill Photography Project - STARTS: Thursday 3 May 2018

Do you live in Foxhill or Combe Down?

Would you like to: Know more about your local community by exploring it through a lens? Experiment with digital photography Share stories about the social history of Foxhill/Combe Down Learn new skills and creative ways to express yourself Take part in a short walks and discussions Then why not...
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[PASSED] Create Everyday - 26th May - 08th June

Free Creative Sessions during FAB 2018

To celebrate arts and wellbeing during Fringe Arts Bath 2018 Creativity Works has teamed up with local artists to offer the Create Everyday series of workshops. These free creative workshops are inspired by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Give and Take Notice). This...
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[PASSED] My Time My Space Project - Kenysham

Starts January 2018

A project for women experiencing low mood, anxiety and postnatal depression. Do you want time for yourself? Do you want to learn some new creative skills in a friendly, supportive environment, while your children are cared for by skilled and experienced practitioners? Would you like a chance to...
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[PASSED] Sing it Out - Community Singing Project

Starts 26 October *Places still available*

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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[PASSED] 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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[PASSED] Creative Lettering Project

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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[PASSED] 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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[PASSED] How I Make it Work

10th - 14th October, Bath

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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[PASSED] 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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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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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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