Tackling Recovery One Art Project at a Time
The Art of Recovery is a series of abstinence-based drug and alcohol recovery workshops run by the amazing CREATivE stART CIC based in Grimsby.
Run once a week, each Art of Recovery workshop lasts three hours and is delivered by a professional Art and Recovery Mentor supported by a team of experienced volunteers. On top of these weekly workshops, the CREATivE stART team also provide up to two further workshops a week on a voluntary basis due to the enthusiasm and demand for the initiative.
In a little over a year, using funding given by EN:Able Communities, the Art of Recovery Workshops directly helped 92 people recovering from addiction. The reach of the initiative is far greater than that however, with other key beneficiaries of their programmes including family members of people in recovery, community recipients of artwork, and other organisations.
In addition to helping members cultivate skills across various art projects, CREATivE stART CIC also upskilled two volunteers during this time, training them to deliver the Art of Recovery Workshops themselves.
Though many of the group go on to find work, most are still actively involved in the programme. Those that are not fit for work yet are supported by CREATivE stART with their benefits paperwork, and the team continue to help build their confidence through voluntary tasks.
Visit CREATivE stART CIC's website to find out more about the great work they do.