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Wellbeing Arts

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 & social interaction.

Sessions can be particularly beneficial for people;

         with low level anxiety & depression

         suffering from stress

         feeling isolated

         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

http://www.clinician.bristol.nhs.uk/clinician_portal/referral_support_tool/mental_health_counselling.aspx

You can contact the service yourself at 0117 982 3209

April 2015

 

 

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