National Craft month is here! March 2023 has been designated as the month to celebrate the benefits of crafting! It's good for us in so many ways and lots of research highlights the benefits....
- Crafting helps us feel better!
- Being creative can help us manage mood and boost wellbeing!
- Creative projects boost confidence and help us connect with others!
Creativity has no age limits... we are all creative... and can become more creative as we age!
Here is some evidence on the benefits of arts and crafts...
Results from over 3000 studies identified a major role for the arts in the prevention of ill health, promotion of health, and management and treatment of illness across the lifespan. (Source: WHO Health Evidence Network Report).
This research also proves that arts and crafts provide a way of reducing loneliness and social isolation, particularly among people living in rural or disadvantaged areas.
In the World Health Organisation (WHO) Report, there is evidence of how the arts benefit health:
Specific types of art are diverse and fluid. In relation to health research, engagement with the arts has been proposed as consisting of five broad categories (Source: WHO Health Evidence Network Report):
Lets Craft NI crafting programmes are aligned with the recommended 5 Steps to Positive Mental Health and activities boost confidence, enhance skills and learning, provide a sense of achievement, and encourage mindfulness and wellbeing.
Let's Craft NI specialise in group crafting workshops with community groups, women's groups, gardening groups, etc. We travel to your venue throughout Northern Ireland. Lets Craft NI offers a range of health and wellbeing programmes through the medium of crafting.
If your group or organisation could benefit from an arts and craft programme or workshop, please get in touch! We have creative programmes for all abilities and interests.
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