Fun, creative, expressive groups; using art, music, movement and drama to build confidence, self-esteem and friendships, nurturing wellbeing.
Facilitated by fully qualified Creative Expressive Wellbeing graduates, and supported by trained volunteers, these fun, expressive workshops bring people with similar needs together to share in positive, energising, arts based activities. Workshops are designed to suit the needs and abilities of group members, with no more than 8 people per group. We focus on nurturing self-esteem, fostering belonging, building a sense of community, enhancing well-being and enjoying ourselves. We have groups which specifically focus on using one art form – art, music, dance or drama, and groups that use an expressive mix of all of the arts.
Creative Expressive Wellbeing Groups are ideally suited to people with mild to moderate learning disabilities, autism, mental health difficulties, and physical or sensory impairments; who are able to work in a group setting with shared support. If someone faces more profound difficulties, or needs greater support we would suggest one of our other more intensive support services. Spaces might be limited, because we never have more than 8 clients in a group, ensuring each client benefits from personalised attention. Creative Expressive Wellbeing Groups generally last 2 hrs.
Level 2 workshops are designed around the needs of specific participants. A nominated contact within the establishment will receive a weekly reflective email updating staff on client progress, any issues and the rationale/wellbeing benefits in regards to activities presented. Reflective outcomes for each participant; mapping progress against named targets, using person-centred standardised assessment tools will be included.