What are Wellbeing Arts Groups?
Relaxed and friendly group art sessions in local health care
settings and community venues, led by an experienced artist.
Using a variety of simple art techniques and materials you
will be gently encouraged to explore and develop your own
creativity and learn new skills at your own pace.
No previous experience is necessary.
The focus will be on playing with materials, being creative
and having fun!
Who are they for?
The group is for anyone wanting to improve their wellbeing &
Sessions can be particularly beneficial for people;
with low level anxiety & depression
suffering from stress
with low self esteem & confidence
coping with change or loss
coping with chronic illness
coping with pain
who are carers
How to get involved?
Read more about the Wellbeing Arts
here, then simply
download and complete a
referral form. Hand the completed form in to surgery
reception. The artist will then get in touch with you and let
you know when you can start.
Wellbeing and Talking Therapies
This service provides a range of brief interventions for our
patients with mental health distress. LIFT Psychology
operate the assessment into the service. There is a an
initial foundation course for most people which offers an
adult education style introduction to stress and mood
management. The foundation course covers a variety of topics
including low mood, panic, communication, anxiety, relaxation
and anger management. There is no expectation for people to
talk on the course as it is didactic in style. People who
finish a course and still have high scores are offered a
review appointement where the next steps are discussed. Next
steps can include cognitive behaviour therapy and other
therapies, psychosocial interventions and futher specialised
groups (anger management, low mood, etc.). Further
interventions are offered by a range of other NHS provider
The patient Information leaflet about this service is at
You can contact the service yourself at 0117 982 3209