Social Prescription and Ongoing services
Artlink Central offers a range of ongoing programmes that offer a creative development over a period of time, and in some instances a recovery model led approach to mental health. These services are described below and are predominantly for adults and older people. Some have specific criteria relating to need.
Artspace is Artlink Centrals’ dedicated arts programme working with adult participants with diagnosed mental health problems across Stirling.
The programme is designed to support participants in a “pathways to recovery” approach for their mental health. The programme has been commissioned by Stirling Council Social Care. Our programme provides a safe environment for participants to engage and participate and develop their arts practice and to engage with professionals and organisations working within culture. The programme works across arts, in sessions you work with a professional arts practitioner to learn new skills and take on personal projects or set your own personal goal plan. A visual art programme is currently offered on a Tuesday afternoon in Stirling between 2pm-4pm.
Artlink Central’s Creative Prescription is a participatory arts programme for people with a diagnosis of dementia who are still living at home in Forth Valley, working through visual art, music and interactive reminiscence activities to develop lively, social environments. The programme is running in Stirling and Falkirk. This free, referral service delivers person centred activities that support social interaction, self-expression, creativity, mental health and well-being delivered in community settings and welcomes the involvement of participant’s families and carers. The weekly service will start in April, running through to September 2017
Stirling service will be based in the Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling FK9 1HQ Tuesdays 10.00-12.00pm Starting on the 4th April 2017
Falkirk Service will be based in Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4HA Mondays and Thursdays 10.00 -12.00pm Starting on the 6th April 2017
Artreach is an inclusive member-led arts service offering opportunities to adults predominantly with a learning disability to access high quality opportunities to access participatory arts. The services are project focussed, with a regular focus on particular areas of development including: music, writing and devising for theatre and visual arts, These are often delivered through sited, live and interdisciplinary arts projects. Members regularly review and set the artistic direction for the programme. Some projects incur small charges.