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Creative Start Art in Grimsby


The Tribune Trust is assisting Creative Start Art in Grimsby to provide support, aftercare and opportunities for those in recovery and their affected others.

They deliver an abstinence based peer recovery programme, using art as an integral part of the recovery model. Their workshop provides a safe place for those in recovery from addiction and other areas of health that require ongoing aftercare and a support network. They aim to provide a service that people feel part of and therefore involve their members in all aspects of the service. They attempt to tackle the stigma attached to addiction and also provide support to, and include the families and loved ones of those affected.

Their vision is to help all members create works of art that can be exhibited locally, helping to rebuild confidence and self-esteem. They encourage their members’ creative ideas and aim to provide the materials to help them come to fruition.

Their 'Recovery by Design’ project is based on a three hour weekly workshop combined with peer support. It combines peer support creative workshops with community friendly murals. The project will provide support, aftercare & creative opportunities for those in recovery and their affected others but also involve the wider community. They intend to teach members how to design and create merchandise and promotional materials including T-shirts, Badges, Keyrings etc. and mentor their members on the full process of mural art that will be designed to regenerate the local area.

Ian Walter, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire is shown presenting a cheque to Sam Delaney, the founder of Creative Start Arts and Steve Baxter a volunteer outward bound leader.

The background shows part of a community mural painted in Cleethorpes Fire Station by members of Creative Start Art.

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