Creative Alternatives is an award-winning arts and wellbeing programme for people living in St.Helens experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety and/or depression.
Creative Alternatives offers a regular programme of free visual arts and creative writing activities that can help to rebuild your confidence and improve your mental wellbeing. Whilst creativity is at the heart of what we do the emphasis is on enjoying yourself, meeting new people and having some time to relax. Once referred on to the Creative Alternatives programme you can take part in a weekly group for up to 12 weeks. Our workshops are led by trained artists who will support and guide you through a creative process using a variety of artistic techniques, creating a relaxing space with friendly faces and a time thats just about you.
Creative activities can include a combination of: creative writing, drawing, woodwork, painting and sculpture
You can take part in Creative Alternatives if you are:
- Aged 18+
- Living or accessing healthcare in St.Helens
- Experiencing mild-moderate stress, depression and/or anxiety
- Keen to improve your wellbeing and feel able can make a regular commitment to a weekly group
- Prepared to attend the workshops independently and work within a group setting
Creative Alternatives is an award-winning arts and wellbeing programme for people living in St.Helens experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety &/or depression.
Creative Alternatives is funded through St.Helens Council’s Public Health Service and forms part of the Cultural Hubs Arts in Libraries Project.
How to Access
You can either refer yourself or ask a health or social care professional to refer you in to our service. For more details please contact: Helen Holden, Project Coordinator on
07745 590 698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org