Creative Steps

Helping unemployed people move forward through creativity

March – July 2013

We worked with a group of unemployed learners with mental health issues who have been referred through The Retreat, York Housing Association and NHS Recovery Services in York.

The aims of the course were:

  • Increase learners creative skills
  • Increase learners motivation and self – esteem
  • Help learners set goals and achieve them
  • Improve learners¬†organisational and teamwork skill

Over the twenty weeks, our group worked with a professional printmaker and ceramic artist to produce items for exhibition and sale. Part of the course involved planning, organising, marketing and running a pop-up shop in July, which was a great success with many of the unique tiles and cards being sold to visitors