Artmaking supports positive mental health and wellbeing, the creative process transports people away from everyday stresses and worries and promotes relaxation, delight, curiosity, connection, a sense of achievement and wonder.

In these unusual times taking part in a creative process encourages people to adapt more easily and allows you to see the world with fresh perspective.

creativeShiftcic is a small team of dedicated Arts on Referral practitioners committed to supporting people across Bristol and the South West experiencing social isolation and mental health challenges. Throughout the Covid -19 crisis we have continued to provide on-going support through our weekly Arts on Referral programmes, connecting with people remotely in a way that works for them including: art packs delivered by post, Zoom sessions, 1-1 phone calls, Whatsapp and Facebook groups and weekly emails.

We continue to adapt and respond to changing need while working with our Social Prescribing partners to ensure we reach the most vulnerable people.