Project eARTh, environmental arts and health, is an exciting five year project for people experiencing mental distress and other long term conditions, funded by the Reaching Communities programme of the BIG Lottery Fund.
The project is run by HPCA in partnership with the local mental health teams and High Peak CVS.
Project eARTh holds weekly creative arts sessions led by experienced artists and supported by mental health workers and volunteers. Participants can meet people, learn new skills, have fun, build confidence and contribute towards their built and natural environments with works of art. There is no need for any previous arts experience, and we want to encourage people who don’t think of themselves as ‘arty’.
Groups meet at Springbank Arts Centre in New Mills on Thursdays from 10.30am – 1pm, and at Fairfield Community Centre in Buxton on Mondays from 12.30pm – 3pm. The project is free of charge.
How to join in:
Participants can be referred through their GP, Mental Health Team, other statutory or voluntary agencies or simply refer themselves. You can Fill in the Form!, complete and post to the FREEPOST address on the form.
There are also opportunities for volunteers, participants’ families, neighbours and friends and other community members to get involved. If you are interested, please call Alison at High Peak Community Arts on 01663 744516, Sarah at the High Peak Community Mental Health Team on 01298 22321, or Paula at Glossop Mental Health Project on 01629 532686.