I am Chair of Healthy Arts, a not-for-profit group of local professional artists in the Wigan borough who:

– provide a wide range of creative arts-based activities and training opportunities for people who are, or maybe at risk of experiencing physical and / or mental health problems

– promote access, participation and recovery by helping people to feel involved and to regain confidence, self-esteem, social and communication skills and emphasise what people can discover by themselves

– increase individual capacity for innovation and learning, problem solving and leadership skills, develop creative skills and discover new areas of creative expression, to nurture aspiration

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