Your Life Matters

Your Life Matters

We are here to listen and support you if you are finding it difficult to get through your present situation.

You can contact us 9am to 9pm by phone 074 436 436 34 or text, and email info@arty-folks.org.uk

We have listed a few local helplines here for you

  • Kooth is a mental health platform providing a confidential, anonymous space for all young people aged 11 – 25 years old. Kooth offers free, immediate, online counselling as well as access to lots of self-help tools such as; discussion forums with peers, an online magazine and even an activity hub of challenges. 

  • Mental Health Matters offers a free 24/7 confidential helpline providing emotional support to residents of Coventry & Warwickshire.   Call 0800 616 171
  • NHS urgent information about all-age Mental Health support including Crisis service

Warwickshire County Council has commissioned Arty-Folks to support adults 18+ of working age who feel at a low point in life and those wanting to support their wellbeing through an extensive programme of Creative Arts on Referral courses and workshops.

At present most courses are run online using Zoom but we are hoping in the near future to hold classes in venues across Warwickshire, Covid-19 allowing.

Starting your mental health recovery journey through art is easy:

  • take a look at the range of workshops and courses we offer that will help you develop your creative skills and enjoy a hobby, relax and connect to like-minded people, and have a better understanding of yourself.
  • choose a free course that suits your needs and circumstances, and start your journey of self-discovery
  • email courses@arty-folks.org.uk if you need support or advice to enrol

Workshops and Courses
April to July 2021

Start your journey at COME CONNECT, a fortnightly 1hour online workshop that offers a good introduction to Creative Arts on Referral courses and workshops and will help you enrol on the course suited to your needs.

A Creative Peer Support group for those who completed the whole Creative Arts on Referral journey and are preparing to start volunteering, employment or education.

Art for Relaxation Art before Work

Short introductory courses to build your foundation art and mental health skills.  These will  prepare you for the 6-week course of your choice and will inspire you to a journey of self-development and personal growth through Art.

A top-up course for people who completed their Creative Arts on Referral journey that will help cement the link between Art and Mental Health and intensify your personal arts practice.

Enrol on a 6-week course to continue your creative journey.  Learn about art history, contemporary artists, and gain skills, knowledge, and understanding of techniques and processes that will help you develop your personal arts practice.

People's Journeys

Our members personal stories of recovery will instill you with hope that, no matter how dark, there is definitely light at the end of a tunnel.

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