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creative directions

We use different artforms to help adults experiencing mental health issues to express themselves, develop friendships and ignite new passions

Creative Directions is a group for adults that uses art workshops to help people experiencing mental health difficulties get back on track. Our artists have designed creative activities to help you express yourself and develop new friendships, learn new skills and ignite new passions. The workshops are free to any adult experiencing mental health difficulties or feelings of loneliness and stress.

Find out about our groups in Askern and Edlington

Find out about our group in Mexborough

Creative Directions is designed to be flexible, so just come along when you can. Sessions are held every Thursday.

From 10am – 12pm you can come along and make use of our free art materials in whatever way you wish.

From 1.30pm – 3.30pm, take part in an artist-led creative session. No experience necessary.

It’s understandable that, when you’re already feeling under pressure and isolated, you might not want to commit to regularly attending a session at exact times every week.

In this session, you’ll work with an artist to explore their artform – lately the group has had a go at visual art, drama, dance and film-making.

Of course, just because you’re working with professional artists it doesn’t mean you need any experience with the arts. Everyone is creative and capable of expressing themselves in their own way, and help and support will always be available when you want it.

Before you know it you’ll unlock creative skills and become more confident in using them in your everyday life in positive ways.

If you would like to come along to Creative Directions or know someone who may benefit from the sessions you can just turn up at The Point or call Amy Knowles on 01302 558041, email amy@wearedarts.org.uk

To find out more about The Point, our facilities and how to get here, please follow this link.

Creative Directions is funded by the National Lottery through The Big Lottery Fund.

Thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012, we also have Creative Directions in the Community with our registered charity, darts.

The sessions at Edlington and Askern provide a range of music-based opportunities for local residents.

Professional musicians deliver the sessions and encourage participants to write their own music using the Edlington and Askern’s unique heritage and history as inspiration.

The first group meet every Tuesday at Edlington Community Organisation (ECO) at Yorkshire Main Community Centre, New Edlington from 10am – 12pm.

The second group meet every Thursday at Alexander House, High St, Askern, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

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