Free Art Sessions (Tea and Coffee Served).
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
Nazarene Theological College – Room E6 (Emmanuel Building).
What is PatchWork?
PatchWork runs therapeutic art sessions across Trafford & South Manchester aimed at those who have long-term mental health issues and those affected by such issues as bereavement, stress and/or trauma.
In the sessions individuals can utilise free equipment and materials to produce art in a safe therapeutic setting as a means of stress reduction in a group environment. Sessions are relaxed and informal, with an emphasis not on artistic perfection but on using art as a therapeutic tool. A wide range of artistic activities can be suggested to people from clay work, painting and sketching to photographic practice or even bringing along their own work in progress. All completed work also has the optional potential to be displayed in an exhibition format at the end or term/year.
How Is The Service Accessed?
Access to the service is by referral only, via GP, hospital or counseling service etc. The referral method is in place to protect the integrity of the service to ensure those who would really benefit from the sessions are being invited to attend. As well as to minimise abuse of the service in the form of people attending in a drop in manner, who do not require this kind of therapeutic outlet.
Who Runs The Sessions?
Sessions are primarily run by session co-ordinator and qualified artist Patrick Green. Patrick has a first classification arts degree from Northumbria University, as well as several years experience working with people who have various acute and chronic mental health issues.
Patrick has a great passion for working in Mental Health as well as personal experience. Observing a huge need in the local community he aims to assist in meeting part of this need as well as reducing Mental Health stigma and providing Mental Health awareness along the way.
For more information and referral please contact Patrick Green –