• “imagine an atmosphere where everyone feels supported…yes, mutual support seems to just happen...almost as if by magic.”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

  • “an unchallenging environment where peace and quiet reigns, meaning we’re free to chat while we work but, if we simply want to get on with things without conversation, that is fine too.”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

  • “waking up…I found myself smiling and I realised that this was in anticipation of once again being part of the art group…”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

  • “the benefits to me are you’re completely in a different place, not just physically but your head … a few minutes ago I felt really hot but I focused on the (work) and calmed down, it helps me focus”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

  • “it brings you back into the land of the living it's escapism, you can come here and forget everything”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

  • “I feel more relaxed here, because there is nothing expected”

    Wellbeing Arts Participant

Lower Stress & Anxiety

Lower Stress & Anxiety

The sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere, with no pressure, which helps lower stress and anxiety.
Alleviate Isolation

Alleviate Isolation

The sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere, with no pressure, which helps lower stress and anxiety.
Build Confidence

Build Confidence

Learning new techniques builds confidence and helps combat low self-esteem.
Relieve Depression

Relieve Depression

Producing artwork brings a sense of achievement, satisfaction, and reward,which helps improve self worth and tackle depression.
Inspire Life Changes

Inspire Life Changes

Engaging in a creative thinking process transfers to problem solving in general life and inspires life changes.
Distraction from Pain

Distraction from Pain

Becoming absorbed in the creative process provides a positive distraction from pain, life issues and illness.