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The Green & Arts Wellbeing Service

Executive Summary: The Green and Arts Service programme at CAHN was established with the primary goal of promoting environmental sustainability and cultural enrichment within our community. Over the past year, we have made significant strides in achieving this objective.


Key Highlights:


1. Cultural Enrichment:

  • Hosting of diverse art exhibitions, cultural events, and performances showcasing the rich heritage of the Caribbean and African diaspora.
  • Encouraging community participation in art and cultural activities, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.


2. Health and Well-being:

  • Recognising the positive impact of arts on mental health
  • Integration of nature-based therapies and art therapy sessions into our wellness programs, leading to improved mental and emotional well-being among participants.


3. Environmental Impact:

  • Implementation of eco-friendly practices such as waste reduction, recycling, and energy conservation.
  • Reduction in carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable transportation options.
  • Increased awareness and engagement of staff and community members in environmentally responsible practices.
  • Implementation of eco-friendly practices such as waste reduction, recycling, and energy conservation.


Community Feedback: We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our community members regarding the Green and Arts Service. Participants have reported increased feelings of connection to nature, improved mental health, and a deeper appreciation for the cultural diversity that our community represents.


Challenges and Future Plans: While we celebrate our achievements, we are also cognisant of the challenges we face. Ongoing funding and resource allocation remain areas of concern. To address this, we plan to explore grant opportunities and partnerships with organisations that share our mission.


Conclusion: The Green and Arts Service initiative at CAHN has made significant strides in promoting environmental sustainability and cultural enrichment within our community. We are dedicated to building on our successes and addressing challenges to ensure the continued growth and impact of this programme.


Thank you for your interest in the Green and Arts Service at CAHN. We look forward to our continued collaboration as we work together to create a healthier, more vibrant, and culturally enriched community.


Our Impact in Stockport and Bolton Hubs

At the Caribbean and African Health Network, we are proud to deliver our Green and Arts Service to the vibrant communities of Stockport and Bolton. Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging, environmental responsibility, and cultural enrichment within these wonderful communities.


Unleashing Creativity Through Art

One of the cornerstones of our programme is the encouragement of self-expression through painting and drawing. Our service users have discovered the therapeutic and joyful experience of putting their thoughts, feelings, and experiences onto canvas. Through art, they have found a unique medium to communicate, heal, and celebrate.


Quotes from Our Service Users:

  • “Participating in art sessions has not only improved my artistic skills but has also allowed me to express emotions that were otherwise hard to put into words. It’s like therapy on canvas!”
  • “The Green and Arts Service has brought us together as a community. We paint, we learn, we grow, and most importantly, we have fun doing it.”
  • “Being surrounded by green spaces and participating in art activities has brought a new sense of calm and clarity to my life. I look forward to every session.”
  • “I’ve always loved art, but CAHN has given me the opportunity to share my work with others. It’s incredible to see how our art can connect us all.”


Join us in our journey to nurture creativity, embrace nature, and celebrate diversity. Together, we can make our communities in Stockport and Bolton even more vibrant and culturally enriched.


Explore the transformative power of art and nature with CAHN. Get involved today!