Evidence shows that taking a course with the charity Cambridge & Fenland Community Arts (CCA) improves mental wellbeing, reduces loneliness, and helps people get back to work. CCA offers a range of part time creative arts courses for adults in Cambridge and Wisbech, including Year-Long Level 2 accredited courses with a September start and 8-week Short Courses – both face-to-face and virtual.
Short Courses are programmed termly, and courses offered in the past include Songwriting, Charcoal, Environmental Art, Drama, Beginners Guitar, The Language of Paint, Performance Poetry and Drama.
Denise took part in a Visual Arts course and commented “It improved my self-esteem, made me have something to look forward to in my week. Doing something I enjoy has made me feel happy, which is rare. Great experience”.
The COVID-19 crisis has increased the risk of mental health problems and during lockdown, many people have turned to creative activities to keep themselves busy.
“What we do is needed now more than ever” says Jane Rich, CCA Founder and CEO. “We bring people together in small groups in the community, to learn and practice all forms of art. They gain in confidence, improve their mental health, make friends and in some cases get back to work”.
For full details & to find out about upcoming Short Courses please visit our website www.camcommarts.org.uk or phone 07763 280029.
Our courses are for adults 19+. Priority is given to those with health conditions and/or disabilities. Short courses are free for those on means tested benefits or low income.