Well-City Salisbury is about connection – to the arts, to heritage, to our local area, to the landscape and to each other. This partnership project supports people with low to medium mental health needs in the Salisbury area on their wellbeing journey through creative courses and opportunities.
Taking part in a Well-City Salisbury course will enable moments of learning, discovery, curiosity and creativity, all of which are known to have beneficial effects on mental health. You don’t have to have any previous experience or even think of yourself as particularly arty or creative to participate!
How it works…
The free 8-week long creative courses, such as photography, textiles and pottery, are delivered by the four project partners – ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative – and facilitated by staff and local artists experienced in supporting people with mental health needs to take part. Courses are available for both adults (over 20s) and young people (14-19). For a list of current courses see below.
Well-City Salisbury uses a model where participants are introduced to the project and signposted onto a course by their GP practice, support organisation or community group. If it’s your first time applying to take part in a course, we’re not able to accept self-referrals. If you would like to enrol on a course, please download and complete the enrolment form and have your signposter get in touch for a support form then return both to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Guidelines for who our courses are ideally suited for will also be useful in determining if Well-City Salisbury is a good fit for you.
If you’ve already taken part in a Well-City Salisbury course and would like to enrol in a second, you don’t need to be introduced by your GP or a support organisation. Please download the self-referral enrolment form, complete it and return it to email@example.com. You can take part in a maximum of 2 creative courses over the 3 years of the project (2022-2024). After this, we encourage you to stay involved by exploring other project pathways, such as our mentored volunteering programmes.
If you would like to find out more information about the project and creative courses offered, please email our Project Coordinator, Zoe, using the above email or get in touch on 07707 296883 (Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm) for a chat.
Well-City Salisbury is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
To find out more and to find out what courses are currently available please go to Home / Well-City Salisbury (wellcitysalisbury.co.uk).
Details of courses starting in Apr-Jun 2023 coming soon.
Follow us on Twitter @WellCitySals to keep in touch and hear about what the project is up to!