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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 Camilla or 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 Camilla (camilla@creativityworks.org.uk)  or call the office on 01761 438852.

New groups being announced soon for 2016…so watch this space!

Current Groups:

Fresh Art @ Ward 4, 12 week project **FULL**

Thursdays, starting 18th Feb 2016

If you are affected by or caring for those who have experience of mental health issues please join us to create Fresh Art for Ward 4, the older adults ward at St.Martin’s Hospital, Bath. This is a free opportunity to learn new skills and have fun. No Experience necessary. The exhibits at Bath...
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My Time My Space, 12 week project, **FULL**

Starting Thursday 25th Feb, 1 - 3pm, Cadbury Heath.

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, with a crèche provided? Would you like a chance to make new friends, share experiences, promote wellbeing...
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Beginners Writing Group, 12 week project.

Starting Thursday the 3rd March, 4 - 6pm, central Bath

Beginners Writing Group A creative group suitable for those who are experiencing or in recovery from anxiety, depression and mental health challenges. A 12 week course for beginners with no previous experience of creative writing to develop confidence in writing. Make friends, have fun, get writing....
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Snap and Stroll, 8 week project

Starting Friday 1st April, 1 - 3pm, Bath

Snap and Stroll Take a fresh look at Bath – through a lens! Boost confidence, get some fresh air and learn basic digital photography skills within a small and supportive group. 8 sessions which will include exploring the natural and built environment of Bath by foot as well as time indoors for...
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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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