Creative Arts for Wellbeing

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West Berkshire Council and The Corn Exchange Newbury are running a creative online wellbeing course designed to support young adults’ mental health through the arts.

Creative Arts for Wellbeing is an evening course of six free digital workshops for young adults aged 18 – 25 years. The course aims to improve wellbeing through expressive arts activities in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Session 1 – An introduction to mental health and wellbeing
  • Session 2 – Creative writing for wellbeing
  • Session 3 – Singing for wellbeing
  • Session 4 – Visual art for wellbeing
  • Session 5 – Drama for wellbeing
  • Session 6 – Yoga and meditation for wellbeing

Funded by the West Berkshire Community Education Fund, this course is run by one of the Corn Exchange’s arts education specialists alongside guest professionals in singing, drama, writing, art and yoga.

How to get involved

This course is free and is to support young adults with their mental health. Participants can self-refer or be referred from organisations already working to support young adults in West Berkshire.

Tue 22 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tue 29 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tue 6 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tue 13 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tue 20 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tue 27 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

The course will take place online, via Zoom.

All places must be booked in advance. Booking closes 24 hours before the course start time. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

Find out more and get involved! 

For more courses like this checkout Compass
Recovery College:

Compass Recovery College is a mental health and wellbeing organisation based in Reading, Berkshire, UK, commissioned by Reading Borough Council.

“We provide free courses and social groups for anyone in the area aged 18 or over who may be affected directly or indirectly by mental health or wellbeing challenges. Everyone is welcome and everyone is a student. So whether you are struggling yourself, or perhaps you are a carer, family member or professional who would like to know more about mental health and wellbeing, we can help.”

Compass Recovery courses focus on self-management skills and living well, with the aim of all our students becoming experts in their own self-care.

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April – June 2021 course prospectus

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