march, 2022

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28mar4:30 pm6:00 pmReconnect (16 - 19 year olds)Reconnect - Wellbeing Programme Shape & Connect for 16 - 19 year olds

Event Details

Reconnect – Wellbeing Programme Shape & Connect for 16 – 19 year olds

6 week course – Monday 4.30-6.00 pm

Reconnect is a new project we are delivering at our Creative Hub in Newport. It is a one-year project, funded by the NHS Mental Health Trust and it aims to provide a range of creative sessions to help people, especially young people who may be experiencing anxiety or low mood as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The sessions are led by artists, not clinicians. The sessions are aimed at four age groups:

  • 13-16 year olds Wednesday 4.30-6pm and Thursday 4.30-6.00pm
  • 16-19 year olds Monday 4.30-6.00 pm
  • 20-25 year olds Tuesday 6.00-7.30pm
  • 25+ year olds Thursday 10.30am-12.00

Sessions are run in a rolling programme of six-week blocks (six weeks per person) and should be seen as a stepping stone to reconnect and empower participants socially. Participation is free.

So far, the groups have experimented with sound, visual and digital arts. The groups are encouraged to develop their own creative voice and each group works towards a common goal which may be celebrated at an event held at our Creative Hub.

If you, or someone you know, would like to find out more and to have a chat with us in complete confidence, do telephone Kerry Weston, Elaine Sheldrake or Hannah Griffiths on 01983 822437 or email

We are currently booking for sessions now to run from week commencing January 10th, 2022.



(Monday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Independent Arts

48/49 High Street, Newport PO30 1SE Newport


Independent ArtsIndependent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity founded in 1987, using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation. Registered charity 48/49 High Street, Newport PO30 1SE Newport

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