Maggie Sanderson and Lisa Woakes with the full support of Herefordshire Carers Support and The Courtyard, are now in the final stages of bringing a ‘Creative Carers Group’ to fruition.
At the heart of the group will be a relaxed, guided space where you can kickstart your creativity, share ideas and make time for yourself. Your mental wellbeing enables you to manage your caring role more effectively as well as enjoying some well deserved time to yourselves.
We are all passionate about making this new venture work, succeed and flourish to become a community setting where Carers can walk away refreshed and happy. We are most encouraged to have received interest from over a dozen carers already – before the publicity campaign has started!
The group will be known as ‘REJUVENATE’ and whilst it is hoped the group will evolve themselves, initially we will provide free taster sessions on activities such as:
- Mixed media art
- Meditative doodle art
- Needlecraft with a difference
- Fabric Scrapping
- Stamping and Collage
- Journal making
It is also hoped to invite local guest speakers to demonstrate and motivate the group on subjects such as Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Wellbeing.
REJUVENATE will meet once a month at The Courtyard.
WHAT DO WE NEED? Materials required include:
- good quality water based pens
- ink markers
- water brushes
- ink pads
- card stock
- paper and canvas