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Open Arts courses Positive mental health through art

Dear all please see below information on new Open Arts Courses – places are limited so please refer now! Further details of times and venues will be sent directly to particpants referred as soon as possible.


Open Arts courses


Positive mental health through art


Expression, creativity, safe and supportive environment, confidence and skills boost




Performing Arts @

Palace Theatre

Monday mornings

Starting 11th January for 12 weeks


Thai Chi @ Salvation Army

Mondays 7pm – 9pm

18th 25th Jan, 1st 8th 15th 22nd Feb 2010 – 6 week taster course


Southend  photography @ TAP studios

Monday afternoons

1st 2nd 8th 15th 22nd Feb 1st 8th March – 6 week taster course


Fine Art @ Tilbury Community Resource Centre

Tuesday mornings

Starting end of January 2010 for 12 weeks


Fine Art @ Markhams Chase Leisure Centre

Thursday afternoons

Starting 4th February  for 12 weeks


Fine Art @ venue to be confirmed

Starting March 2010 for 12 weeks


Places on courses are limited so please refer as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Places can be allocated up to 4 weeks into a course, providing there is space in the group.


If the preferred course is full we will do our best to offer a place on another course in a nearby location.


For more information on courses, contact:

Kirsten Heydinrych, Arts Co-ordinator

Tel 07949440326

Email kirsten.heydinrych@southessex-trust.nhs.uk


To refer, contact:

Nicola Curtis, Administration Officer

Tel 01277 239109

Email Nicola.curtis@southessex-trust.nhs.uk

Participants can also self refer.



This project is funded by East of England Development Agency


Open Arts is a South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust project, funded by East of England Development Agency supported by Southend Borough Council and Thurrock Council.


Open Arts is also funded by Rochford Local Strategic Partnership, NHS South West Essex, Thurrock Adult Community College and Essex County Council. 

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