Make it Better CIC
We understand that creativity helps people live well and independently. It allows us to contribute, make connections and look after our culture.
I use handcrafts skills and arts practices to increase the independence of marginalised people.
The arts are proven to support people in feeling better; helping with stress, pain and depression.
Making art and other handcrafts distract from stress, pain and problems in life, encouraging a calm focus.
Task based activities give time for clear thinking and reduce anxiety.
Completing projects is rewarding, being active encourages positive thoughts and improves mood.
Arts activities enable expressive ways to connect to others.
Working together reduces isolation; regular meetings give life structure.
Arts participation provides ways to use, develop and maintain life skills without pressure; this raises self-esteem and confidence.
Motivating participants to try something new develops independence in daily life.
We are interested in engaging with artists working in other disciplines. Providing examples of best practice online, collaborating with activity providers through a forum currently on Facebook.