The Creative Well programme is a social model for supporting wellbeing and mental health through the arts and within the context of local communities. Following the success of the pilot programme in Autumn 2011, the second programme is schedued to commence this March in Kildare Town.
The Creative Well offers free, daytime arts workshops open to all adults in the community and a key objective is to ensure a mix of population. Therefore participants have the opportunity to learn about the arts, develop skills, and also to connect with others in their locality. The second programme, Creative Storytelling through Film and Animation will run for twelve weeks starting on 20 March.
Further information is available from www.kildare.ie/artservice. The Creative Well is an initiative of Kildare Arts in Health in partnership with HSE Kildare West Wicklow Mental Health Services, Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service, HSE Health Promotion and Kildare County Mental Health Association.