The Art of Growing Strong

At least one third of GP appointments are, in part, due to isolation. Through social prescribing and community resilience programmes, creative arts can have a significant impact on reducing isolation and enabling wellbeing in communities.


– Dr Jane Povey GP, Director, Creative Inspiration Shropshire Community Interest Company; All-Party Parliamentary on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Report.

I’m going to be facilitating a new creative wellbeing group in Bridgend, working with the charity Mental Health Matters and the Arts for Wellbeing organisation, Breathe Creative. The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, from their Arts, Health and Wellbeing National Lottery fund. We will be getting outdoors as much as possible, drawing inspiration from nature through the seasons.

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