Creative Remedies is a programme of arts activities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Warrington residents.

A range of activities are on offer, including:

  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Media
  • Read to relax
  • Digital photography
  • Badminton

All groups are open to Warrington residents, over the age of 18, who feel that engagement would benefit their health and wellbeing.

The community arts scheme has been set up to offer an alternative treatment for people, having or recovering from, mild to moderate mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

We aim to engage anyone that feels they could benefit, in particular people who are socially isolated within the community. The groups have helped people to make friends, gain confidence and learn new skills, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Timetable

Please note that there are no groups on bank holidays and some school holidays - please check with staff for details.

Monday

Music group

Tutor led group all instruments provided, although you are welcome to bring your own:

Beginners:  10am – 11:30am

Intermediate: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Advanced:  2pm - 3:00pm

These groups must be booked on to due to limited places, please speak to staff before attending about which group would be suitable.

Performing Arts

Tutor led group - drama, singing and fun games, 1:30pm  – 3:30pm at the Pyramid.

Wednesday

Art

Painting, crafts and drawing. Tutor led.

1:00pm  – 3:00pm at 7 Bold Street.

Breeze in group

Pool, bingo and brews.

12:30pm-4:00pm at St Elphins community hall – St Katherine’s way, Howley.

Friday

Photography/multimedia

10:30am – 12pm at the Pyramid.  Limited equipment provided, please feel free to bring your own.

Read to relax group

Be as interactive as you like or just sit back and be read to. This group is 1:30pm-3:00pm at the Pyramid

For any more information please call 01925 443555 or email creativeremedies@warrington.gov.uk

If you would like to join a group, please complete the group form and email it to creativeremedies@warrington.gov.uk.

Alternatively, forms can be posted to:

Outreach team
1st Floor, New Town House
Buttermarket Street
WA1 2NH

Please note that there are no groups on bank holidays and some school holidays and we are unable to offer childcare facilities. All equipment is provided, though there is a small charge of 20p for tea and coffee.

For more information email creativeremedies@warrington.gov.uk, call 01925 443555 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit our Facebook page.