Karbon Homes Community Fund and the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation have given grant funding to Unisus to pilot an innovative project in partnership with Railway Medical Group in Blyth. The Creating Blyth project will be based in Railway Medical Group’s Gatacre Street premises and will facilitate weekly sessions for participants to create artwork which represents the cultural and community identity of Blyth. The project will work closely with local businesses and community groups, to get inspiration, support and ideas.
Links Between Creative Activity and Well-Being
A recent study carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand has shown that spending time carrying out creative activity increases positive emotions, a sense of purpose and social connection. The new project is intended to make it simple for clinicians and practice staff to be able to signpost people who they think will benefit from creative activity, being provided on site. The creative focus of the project will provide a means for participants to engage more with things going on in their local community, so that they will be more able to access the everyday creative and feel-good opportunities and activities which many of us take for granted