Creative Health Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council provides 4 Creative Health programmes that deliver a range of free creative activities to support residents in improving their health and wellbeing. Evidence has shown that arts-based activities can help keep us well, support our mental health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation. The 4 programmes are listed below with details for how to get involved.
Arts for Wellbeing for Adults
Delivered by Arty Folks
- Who: Anyone aged 18 and over who wants to support their wellbeing.
- What: A series of free 3-week and 6-week arts-based courses (online and in-person) involving a variety of creative arts activities.
- How: You can self-refer and bookings can be made via the Arty Folks website or via Recovery and Wellbeing courses.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this programme will come to an end on 30 June 2023.
Arts & Nature for Adults
Delivered by Escape Arts
- Who: For adults (aged 18+) who want to support their wellbeing.
- What: A range of free programmes offering a range of nature-based activities over a number of weeks utilising the environment around us and art. Mindfulness, practical and creative skills are all embedded into the courses.
- How: Adults can self-refer and bookings can be made via the Recovery & Wellbeing Academy website or contact via the email below.
- Contact: email@example.com
Please note that this programme will come to an end on 30 September 2023.
Arts and Dementia Warwickshire
Delivered by Arts Uplift
- Who: For individuals living with dementia and their carers primarily, but no formal diagnosis of dementia is required.
- What: A series of free 6-week creative arts programmes including singing, performance poetry, arts and crafts, dance/movement, storytelling and reminiscence therapy.
- How: You or a healthcare professional can refer via the Arts Uplift website.
Please note that this programme will come to an end on 31 July 2023.
Singing for Lung Health
Delivered by Breathe Arts Health Research
- Who: For adults (aged 18+) who have been diagnosed with a chronic lung and respiratory condition or are experiencing breathlessness due to long COVID.
- What: Series of courses to help manage symptoms through physical warm-ups, vocal exercises and group singing. (No prior experience of singing necessary).
- How: You can sign up by completing the Breathe Arts referral form. Once confirmed, further information will be sent.
Please note that this programme will end on 30 September 2023.
Please note that the Arts on Referral programmes for Parents/Carers & Infants and Children & Young People have now come to an end.
Support for parents/carers of infants as well as young people is also available
- The Family Information Service provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on various issues including family relationships, parenting support, health and wellbeing, etc. Visit the pages or call their freephone helpline on 0800 408 1558.
- The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy offers a wide range of FREE courses and workshops designed to empower your mental health and wellbeing provided by a number of partner organisations working together. Courses are delivered either face-to-face or online via Zoom.
- Rise is a family of NHS-led services, led by mental health specialists, providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. Rise aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice. Please note that referrals for Rise can only be made by professionals who are working with the child/young person/family. More information can be found on the Rise website.