Our Courses and Workshops

All courses are run by staff from the partnership organisations and are developed and delivered by professionals, many of whom will have lived experience of mental or physical illness, and/or experience of supporting someone with a mental or physical illness

Some courses may have been co-produced with experts by experience and some courses may have experts by experience co-facilitating the training.

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  • Type Creativity
  • Venue Museum of Carpet
  • Address Stour Vale Mill, Green Street, DY10 1AZ
  • Start 05 Jan 2022 13:45
  • End 16 Dec 2022 15:30


Course Overview: Develop new or existing skills in observation, drawing, painting and printing. Enjoy creating pieces of artwork for yourself, at your own pace.

Course Duration: 12 weekly sessions lasting 1 hr 45 mins - Wednesday afternoons. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

Course Benefits: The skills you develop can help you express your sense of self through your own artwork. Creative activity has been shown to increase concentration, self-esteem, provide a sense of purpose and give structure to a day. It can enhance social skills, help people engage in social relationships and improve quality of life. Whilst sessions are led, students will be encouraged to develop their own work. Students will often progress to join other community or local education based art courses. 

Course Equipment: All resources will be provided, or you can bring your own

Course Eligibility: New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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