Creative Alternatives is an award-winning arts and health service for people experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.
There is plenty of research to show that the arts can help improve wellbeing. Creative Alternatives was first commissioned in Merseyside by Sefton Council where we operated as an arts on prescription programme between 2006 and 2016. Since 2015 we have also been working in the borough of St.Helens, where Public Health are funding our creative activities as an alternative or as an addition to standard treatments for people who experience mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress.
Creative Alternatives is winner of the 2011 North West Public Health Award and the 2016 YOUR HEROES – Team of the Year award.