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 creative courses and opportunities.
Taking part in a Well-City Salisbury course will enable moments of learning, discovery, curiosity and creativity, all of which are known to have beneficial effects on mental health. You don’t have to have any previous experience or even think of yourself as particularly arty or creative to participate!
How it works…
The free 8-week long creative courses, such as photography, textiles and pottery, are delivered by the 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 both adults (over 20s) and young people (14-19). For a list of current courses see the Well-city Salisbury website.
Well-City Salisbury primarily uses a model where participants are referred onto a course by their GP practice, support organisation, community group or school wellbeing team. However, we also welcome self-referrals if that route doesn’t work for people and where they currently are on their wellbeing journey.
For details of upcoming courses and for information on how to book onto a course visit the Well-city Salisbury website.
Well-City Salisbury is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
We also deliver creative courses for young people working with education providers and youth organisations. For more details about this please get in touch with our Project Coordinator.
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Read about our clay creatures course November 2023