My Care and Support Directory: Creative Remedies

Contact namePhil Redmond or Susan Hogan
Organisation nameWarrington Borough Council
AddressOutreach,
Harrison Centre,
Boulting Avenue,
Dallam,
Warrington
PostcodeWA5 0HG
Telephone number01925 573 489
Fax number01925 573 808
Email addresspredmond@warrington.gov.uk or shogan1@warrington.gov.uk
Websitehttp://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200728/health_and_wellbeing/201/mental_health_services_in_warrington/3
Are you a registered care provider?No
Accreditation standards held by the serviceAll Creative Remedies staff hold full CRBs and all have completed first aid courses.
Accessibility modifications to buildings/serviceWe use various community venues and always try to use fully accessible buildings.
Brief description of serviceCreative Remedies is a programme of arts activities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Warrington residents over the age of 18. Our particular community arts scheme was first set up to offer non medication based and alternative intervention with people experiencing, or recovering from mild to moderate mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, but has been opened up to anyone over the age of 18 who feels that interaction with these groups would benefit their health and wellbeing in general. We offer a range of activities, from Art to digital photography, a music group and also singing and drama classes. We aim to engage anyone that feels they could benefit from these groups, as for some people who are socially isolated within our community, these groups have helped them to make friends and gain confidence, all whilst learning new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. The groups are run by council staff with external tutors and the council staff have a wealth of knowledge on community and cultural activities and can signpost on and offer support and guidance for individuals where needed depending on individual needs.
Age rangeOver 18s only
Who is eligible to use the service?Warrington Residents over the age of 18 who feel that engagement would benefit their health and wellbeing.
Areas of Warrington covered by the serviceMainly town centre at the Pyramid but various tasters held in different areas at different times.
Referral route into the serviceSelf, GP, support worker, Community Psychiatric Nurse etc.
Cost informationFree
Times of day / week that service is available  Monday: 11:30-1:30 Music group (Beginner) Tutor led group all instruments provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. 2- 4 Music group (Advanced). Please speak to staff prior to attending about which group would be suitable. Monday: Performing Arts (Dance, Singing & Drama) 1:30 – 3:30 at the Pyramid.  Wednesday: Visual Arts (Painting & Drawing) 1pm – 3pm at the Pyramid.  Wednesday: Breeze in group – Pool, Bingo and brews! St Elphins Community Hall – St Katherines Way. Friday: Photography 10:30am – 12pm at the Pyramid (There are two groups running alongside each other. One for beginners and an advanced group – please speak to staff about which you would prefer.).  Friday: 1:30-2:30 Read to relax group, be as interactive as you like or just sit back and be read to.