THE CREATE PROJECT

What is it?

Founded in 2014, The Create Project strives to support young people struggling with mental health difficulites.

The Create Project has played an integral role in improving the wellbeing of numerous young people in North Wales. It has given them new creative skills, new approaches to dealing with their challenges and new friendships, confidence and hope.

Who is it for?

Young people aged 11-16 experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties interested in exploring any kind of creative activity such as art, music, game design, electronics, craft, writing, poetry, photography or film making.

Create focuses on a holistic and individual approach, using creative activities as a positive expressive outlet for mental health and as a way of beginning conversations.

How TO Access It?

Referrals to Create are accepted from CAMHS, Social Services, Educational Psychology and School Based Counselling Services.

For more details or for an application form, click here…

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The Create Project has provided a really brilliant and unique kind of opportunity for a number of the young people that are known to CAMHS in Conwy. I believe that the project has contributed significantly to their recovery and maintenance of their emotional wellbeing.

Dr Helen Fitzpatrick  (Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist)

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I was interested to hear how diverse and talented your team were in working with the young people in order to have their needs met and developing their interests and not working to a specific rigid model.

Hafwen Evans (School-Based Counsellor)

The Team

The Create leaders are experienced creative practitioners with a deep understanding of mental health and its impact on the lives of young people and the challenges they face.

Lotte

The Fun One

Hi! I’m Lotte!

I love all kinds of creativity from writing and drawing to pumpkin carving and Zumba!

I’ve worked with a wide range of ages and abilities on numerous projects.

Nadine

The Messy One

I love creativity!

The art I make is collaborative, sometimes involving 100s of people!

I want art to be accessible to all – fun, hands on and sometimes messy!

I am a practicing artst and regularly run workshops for all.

Rob

The Techie

I’ve worked in the Digital Media industry for over 20 years.

I love film-making, special effects, writing music and generally being creative.

I’ve run a wide range of workshops with all ages and abilities including Game Development, Music Production, Film making, Web Design and Electronics & Robots. Beep!

The Create Project

The Create Project is a Conwy Arts Trust project run by Venue Cymru with support from CAMHS and Conwy County Borough Social Services