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Creative Alternatives Online

St. Helens, United Kingdom

Offering adults experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression — the opportunity to join an online 'arts on prescription' programme, of weekly creative and mindfulness-based activities.

Modelled on the existing local arts-on-prescription service in St. Helens and delivered by Alef Trust, the pilot project has enrolled 24 people onto a 12 week programme which is joint funded by both sankalpa and St. Helens Council.

The pilot has found that an online arts on prescription programme can plug a gap, supporting those who cannot attend local provision. It also breaks down boundaries, enabling people from different parts of the country to connect with each other and build friendships and experience a sense of community, despite the physical separation and distance.

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This programme really had a huge impact on me and my family. Through mindfulness, reflection and thinking about what I stand for, my husband and I decided to stop drinking alcohol altogether. Over the past few weeks, we have managed to do this together and have already noticed positive changes to our sleeping patterns and our digestion. This course was such a wonderful intervention for me.

Aimee, Creative Alternatives Online Participant
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