Applications open for Colourful Minds creative therapy course

Colourful Minds art therapy

Applications are open for our next Colourful Minds course in March. The free 24-week creative art therapy course offers residents aged 18 years and over an opportunity to explore creative arts in a confidential group setting.

The course is being delivered in partnership with Herts Inclusive Theatre to support residents’ mental health, as part of its wellbeing programme of activities.

Engaging in arts activities can help with major health challenges and can help those living with anxiety and stress or experiencing isolation. The creative arts can help people to express their thoughts and feelings and find new ways to look at problems or difficult situations. Taking part in Colourful Minds is also an opportunity to connect with others in a safe and supportive environment.

A taster session will be running on Friday 4 March 2022 for those wishing to find out more and give the course a try. The full course will run for 24 weeks from Friday 18 March 2022. Applications to join the course are via referral from a GP, health professional or support worker. The deadline for applications is Monday 28 February 2022.

Annie Smith, Community Partnerships and Wellbeing Officer, said: “We have had some very positive outcomes for residents participating in the health and wellbeing courses we have already delivered in Dacorum. We are delighted to be working with Herts Inclusive Theatre, one of our local arts organisations, to provide further support for our communities, which is particularly needed at this time.”

Find out more about Colourful Minds, including how to apply and referral information, on our Colourful Minds arts wellbeing programme page.