Art for Wellbeing


Mental Health Awareness

For this year's awareness week we joined the conversation around stress, what it is and how we can cope with it. The group shared some great tips for each other and now we're sharing them with you...


Past, Present, Future

Art & Soul embarked on an ambitious 6 week programme exploring a new theme using oil paints, watercolours, collage and copper leaf...


Rock Painting

Our first contribution to the Rochdale Rocks project was with teachers from the Linking Network who will now pass on their creative skills to their students. And so the hunt begins!


Getting Creative at #Thrive

The fully decorated #Thrive service in Rochdale is inspiring more and more creativity.


Creative Heritage with Art & Soul

Art & Soul have been working with clay to explore what Creative Heritage means to them and their group.


What is a Box?

Our long-standing group Artful have joined forces with creatives from Blue Pits Housing Action to explore the meaning of a box, whilst making one.


#THRIVE Wall Art

The walls at #THRIVE get a new lease of life with galactic whales and tranquil forests in our latest creative engagement with young people and parents.


Do. Be.

Do. Be. is an innovative and engaging online (blog) and offline project in Rochdale, designed to map cultural and sporting activities, which promote emotional wellbeing and resilience for young people in the borough.


Young Facilitators

@ Dandelion Create (formerly Landing Crafts) As part of CRESS, in 2017 we are trialling a Young Facilitators course. This course open to young adults aims to encourage art making skills alongside facilitation skills. Participants have the opportunity to learn how to teach art making techniques and then plan and host an open day at the Art for Wellbeing Studio, Dandelion Create. The group will then be offered a volunteer placement to support our Taster sessions.


Creative Recovery

Art for Wellbeing is committed to collaborating and delivering joint creative projects to adults in addiction recovery. Most recently our work has been focused in the Wigan borough and has produced some inspiring films and exhibitions. The success of this work is in the collaboration and we are delighted to have worked with fantastic organisations operating in the Wigan Borough.



Creative Referral Engagement and Support Service, CRESS, funded by HMR Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCG, provides a pathway service for Art for Wellbeing in Rochdale. A combination of taster sessions, Enter Art courses and Next Steps groups, the service allows for varying levels of engagement and supports wellbeing progression.



Art for Wellbeing, Art and Support group Artful is a participant led group we support in Rochdale. Artful is our Rochdale provision of 'Next Steps' work, part of CRESS (Creative Referral Engagement and Support Service) Artful have exhibted at Touchstones Rochdale and Chapter One Books, Manchester and also support Art for Wellbeing Open Days.


Art for Wellbeing @Barnardos

@ Touchstones Rochdale Art for Wellbeing has a growing commitment to working with young Adults and in 2016, 3 Art for Wellbeing projects were commissioned by Barnardos in Bury and Rochdale, working in 2 residential settings. We delivered a range of sessions, from exploring the work of female graffiti artists to creating artistic objects and images for the young people to display in their rooms.

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Art & Soul

Art & Soul is an Art and Support group, based in Heywood. Members are adults who have experienced mental health issues who live or work in the Rochdale Borough. Cartwheel Arts, Art for Wellbeing programme supports Art & Soul and provides project and exhibition management to the group. Art & Soul are participant- led and the Heywood Next Steps offer within CRESS


Art for Wellbeing Studio, Dandelion Create

@ Dandelion Create (formerly Landing Crafts) Our Art for Wellbeing studio and delivery space in Rochdale, Dandelion Create, is an inspiring relaxed and creative space. All CRESS sessions are held at the venue. We utilise a main workshop space, smaller mezzanine floor delivery space, textiles area and display window to exhibit participants work. We also have a 1:1 room where we hold Emotional Support Worker sessions and Wellbeing Check Ins.

Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects. We use a wide range of media to respond to project opportunities and promote the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.

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Tel: 01706 361300

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110 Manchester Street
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