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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 online enrolment form associated with the course – see below for the latest courses. For further information please get in touch with Philippa via email: philippa@creativityworks.org.uk or call 07715 382877.

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Current Courses & Groups:

These workshops are for adults living in B&NES who would like to support their wellbeing through creativity. If you would like more information about these workshops please contact Karen Blake. Email: Karen@creativityworks.org.uk Mobile: 07517 110612 Working Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Creating with the Seasons 4-week project

Starts Weds 22nd September 2021, Radstock

Creating with the Seasons with Samantha Hickman. Dates: Weds 10.30am – 12.30pm. Venue: By St. Nicholas Church, next to Swallows Café, Radstock. Join Creativity Works to experience the benefits of working with and within nature in these sessions led by Art Therapist and artist Samantha...
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Creative Sketchbooks - 4-week Course

Starts Tuesday 21st September [FULL - WAITING LIST]

Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3pm Dates: 21st, 28th September, 5th and 12th October, Venue: The Hub, Foxhill and livestreamed online. • Explore patterns in nature using a range of different materials and techniques. • For more details contact: karen@creativityworks.org.uk Phone: 07517 110612 or • Sign...
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Wellbeing Wanderers – Snap and Stroll - 6 week course

Starting 29th September

Wellbeing Wanderers – Snap and Stroll – 6 week course starting on Wednesdays 2 – 4pm starting 29th September, Creativity Works in partnership with Bath Preservation Trust • Come and explore Beckford’s Landscape and find out more about Beckford’s Tower. Bring your phone or camera to...
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Writing For Wellbeing - 4-week online course

Taster on 4th October, Course starts 18th Oct

Writing For Wellbeing – 4-week online course – Mondays 2 – 4pm Taster 4th October • 4-week course: 18th, 25th Oct, 1st, 8th Nov • Contact karen@creativityworks.org.uk Phone: 07517 110612 • Sign up and book through this online Survey link: https://conta.cc/3lvo7YJ
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*NEW* Creative Courses for Summer & Autumn 2021

For residents in Bath & North East Somerset

We’ve just launched our Summer & Autumn 2021 programme of creative courses for wellbeing see below for details of what on offer New Face to Face courses: Creative Sketchbooks Mindful photography Writing for Wellbeing Click HERE: Creative Wellbeing courses BNES Aug – Nov 21...
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Creative Pandemic Postcards - Online via zoom

Tuesday 25 May 2021

An online session to create a creative postcard inspired by the experience of being in a pandemic using found images and text to creatively express our experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bookings in advance and participants will be sent an art kit. Facilitated by Samantha Hickman, Artist and Art...
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Creating within Nature - Sydney Gardens, Bath *NEW DATES*

TWO sessions: Thursday 10th & Tuesday 29th June

Join us for an outdoor workshop in Sydney Gardens, Bath, to experience the benefits of working with and within nature. Facilitated by Artist and Art Therapist, Samantha Hickman. We’ll explore grounding in the present moment and go on a creative journey to connect with the environment to create...
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Writing outside the Walls - Sydney Gardens, Bath

Four-week course 18th, 25th May, 1st Jun

*SPACES AVAILABLE* Would you like to inspire your creativity, connect with your senses and create a deeper understanding of place? Facilitated by Christina Sanders and Greg Atkin of Writing Space, one of our peer-led groups, this four-week outdoor creative writing walkshop is an opportunity to...
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Creative fabric collage and sewing

09 June - 14 July United Reform Church: Central Bath

This five-week course, facilitated by Artist and Art Therapist Samantha Hickman, will explore the benefits of hand stitching to nurture our hearts and minds. Utilising fabrics, paint, embellishments and a variety of techniques, we will each produce a fiber art narrative of our experiences of the...
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Keynsham Snap & Stay

Tuesday 11th May

Keynsham Snap & Stay – Tuesday 11th May For Mental Health Awareness Week Date: Tuesday 11th May Time: 1pm – 3pm Location: Keynsham Park Cost: Free For: Adults living in the Keynsham locality who would like to support their wellbeing through creativity. An outdoor photography session...
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Creative Courses for 2021

For residents in Bath & North East Somerset

We’ve just launched our 2021 programme of creative courses for wellbeing see below for details of what on offer. Peer led groups: Get Creative peer led art group Writing Space peer led group Keynsham Snap & Stroll at home New online Zoom courses: Journaling for Wellbeing Writing for...
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NEW Creative Courses Starts 25 Nov

For residents in Bath & North East Somerset

Join us for some creative taster sessions this Winter from Journalling with Jill Carter on Wednesday 25 November to getting creative with Barbara Disney on Tuesday 01 December. Download this doc for the full course listings and how to book your place: CW newsletter Creative Wellbeing courses...
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Photography: Journey to Wellbeing [Mendip Wellbeing Project] 6 week course starting Thursday 24th September

This 6 week course will offer and share ideas for using photography as a personal journey for wellbeing, within a community. During the sessions we will explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and how photography can help us in a frantic world. We will do this through a variety of photographic techniques...
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Wild Art at Home [Mendip Wellbeing Project]

6 week course starting Thursday 1st October

You will benefit from being creative and become more familiar with the natural materials around us, using natural materials to create simple but beautiful art. Working with wonderful textures, patterns and shapes so abundant in the natural world gives us an opportunity to slow down and really see...
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Journaling for Wellbeing [Mendip Wellbeing Project]

6 week course starting Tuesday 6th October

The Art of Being Curious with Jill Carter Have fun creatively connecting with yourself and others through the process of journaling, responding to life journeys, findings, place and possibilities. Tuesday; 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th October, 3rd & 10th November 10.30am – 12noon Enjoy...
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Creative Writing [Mendip Wellbeing Project]

6 week course starting Monday 19th October

This course will help you to connect with your creativity and learn simple ways to write inspired by the world around you. The focus is on building confidence, and playing creatively through words, whether writing from life or the imagination. The focus is on enjoyment, sharing and connecting...
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The Creative Home [Mendip Wellbeing Project]

6 week course starting Monday 19th October

A fun exploration of art techniques using materials you are likely to have in the home, from packaging to the contents of your kitchen cupboard. Suitable for anyone who enjoys making things, as well as those who haven’t made art since they were very young but would like to give it a go. Mondays;...
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Radstock Wellbeing and Loving Life Group

New Six-week course starting 7th November

Come and be inspired to explore your own creativity through a range of art techniques. Each week will be themed to encourage your own exploration with a sense of fun and discovery! No previous experience necessary. All welcome. Thursdays 12.00 – 2pm at Radstock Trinity Methodist Church
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Creative Writing Workshops with Writing Space

Some dates with guest writers Christina Sanders & Sara Firman

Would you like to develop Creative Writing Skills and connect with other writers and the world around you? We invite you to join our sessions every Tuesday afternoon in Central Bath to learn simple practices to rebuild confidence in writing, draw on life experiences and kindle creativity through...
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[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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[Peer-led Group] Keynsham Photowalkers

Wednesdays, Keynsham 10.30 - 12.30

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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[Peer-led Group] Foxhill Happy Snappers

Thursdays, Foxhill 11.00 - 1pm

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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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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