Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Arts and Crafts

If you are feeling creative, there are a wide range of groups that offer tuition and sharing of skills. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert.   

A study carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow in 2011 concluded that arts and crafts aid emotional well-being to an extent that more active pursuits such as sports cannot, especially amongst old people.

Crafts provide an avenue for people to take part in activities that are both engaging and enjoyable, which can help to reduce stress, and certain arts and crafts activities also offer maths and geometry challenges, which help to keep the brain sharp.