A Creative Approach
Connecting creativity, wellbeing and community
Well-City Salisbury is about connection – to the arts, to heritage, to our local area, to the landscape and to each other. This partnership project supports people with low to medium mental health needs in the Salisbury area on their wellbeing journey through free creative courses and volunteering opportunities.HOW IT WORKS
Drawing Closer to Nature
When Every Monday, 15 Jan - 11 March, 10-12:30pm (no session 12 Feb due to half term)
Location Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT
About A Well-City Salisbury creative course for well-being from Wiltshire Creative and artist Elizabeth Hammond. ...
Bookings close 15 December 2023
Connecting to Stuff and Spaces
When Every Thursday, 30 Nov - 25 Jan, 10:30-1pm (no session 28 Dec)
Location The reading Rooms, Stratford Sub Castle, SP1 3LL
About A Well-City Salisbury creative course for well-being from Wessex Archaeology and artist Emma Kerr. Join Wessex Archaeology ...
Bookings close 16 November
How To Get Involved
Free 8-week long creative courses delivered by our four project partners – ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative – and facilitated by staff and local artists experienced in supporting people with mental health needs to take part. Courses are available for adults (over 20s) and young people (14-19).
Learning, discovery, curiosity and creativity
Well-City Salisbury is about connection – to the arts, to heritage, to our local area, to the landscape and to each other. This partnership project supports people with with low to medium mental health needs in the Salisbury area on their wellbeing journey through free creative courses and volunteering opportunities.
“This group has been inspirational for me and I feel very safe here. I would like to maintain the friendships I have made here. The experience of challenging myself with the artwork is helping me to question myself outside of here too. I’m feeling more positive and managing stress and anxiety a little better now.”
“It has made me regain my belief and confidence. It has been a sanctuary. Safe, happy and creative space!"
“In terms of supporting challenges with my mental health, the course has given me space to ‘switch off’ from things that have felt overwhelming. It has been really exciting for me to feel inspired to experiment and also see what other people have made.”
“Doing the course has given me time to concentrate on myself rather than worrying about things I can’t control.”
"The course gave me a (safe) reintroduction to socialising and interaction, a weekly routine and something to aim for. It’s allowed me to get creative again for the first time in a long time and it’s encouraged me to look around with another set of eyes."