Arts for Recovery in the Community (Arc)

About us

  • Location

    Arc, Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 0EU

What we do

We help people to manage their mental health and increase their wellbeing by exploring what it means to live well; to experience meaning and purpose; to flourish and to make a difference. We provide opportunities for people to explore their creativity, connect with each other and learn new skills.

We offer:

  • vulnerable adults and young people structured programmes of support, helping them on a journey through recovery to wellbeing and independence
  • health partners and commissioners a specialist service which uses the unique power of the arts to support recovery from mental ill health. We have unrivalled experience in the development of high impact, bespoke support programmes for people at all stages of recovery
  • communities the opportunity to experience, design and co-produce inspirational arts events which build capacity and change perspectives about where they live
  • artists training, space, opportunities and resources to develop their practice in socially engaged settings
  • members of the public with a creative interest the opportunity to learn new practical skills

Call us on 0161 474 1462 or email if you feel you or someone you know or work with would benefit from being referred to our wellbeing programmes.

For public workshops and events please follow us on social media, visit our website or call us on 0161 480 7731.

Groups- ARC for men

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Arc is a creative arts org specialising in mental health, wellbeing & community development. We help people to explore what it means to live well, to experience meaning, to flourish & make a difference.

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