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Creativity Works & Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust: Fresh Art@ NHS House

Fresh Art@ is a socially engaged creative project providing ‘fresh art work’ that promotes positive wellbeing, conversation and inspiration within AWP NHS Trust environments. 

 

Name of organisation: Creativity Works & Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Title of project/programme: Fresh Art@ NHS House

Dates of project/programme: 10/03/2015 - 16/05/15

 

 

Summary

Fresh Art@ is a socially engaged creative project providing ‘fresh art work’ that promotes positive wellbeing, conversation and inspiration within AWP NHS Trust environments. Fresh Art@ supports participants to develop new creative transferable skills as well as a sense of pride by exhibiting their work and participating in local arts events. This is vital in helping participants explore opportunities to develop new skills and grow through creativity.

Creative engagement sessions which run over 12 weeks courses within Bath museums and on ward, are for participants with experience of mental health challenges plus friends, family, carers and staff. Fresh Art@ present’s mental health in a positive light, breaking down the stigma often associated with mental health. The project is a partnership between Creativity Works, AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust), Sirona Care & Health and Bath Museums (The Holburne Museum, The American Museum in Britain and No1 Royal Crescent).

 

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