WELCOME TO Positively Crafty
Turn the negativity of pain into positivity by crafting!
We are Positively Crafty, a craft therapy group made up and run by people suffering from long term chronic pain caused by various conditions.
Positively Crafty has been running for since 2014 and meet at the Southgate Community Centre in the small hall on the first Thursday of each month from 1pm-4pm. £4 per session including refreshments. Carer’s concession 50p. Being a self-funding group we rely on the generosity of a few of our members for a lot of materials but as these are so expensive cannot rely on these donations indefinitely so look towards participating in funding projects and community support.
Positively Crafty is there to offer the opportunity for people to come along, craft together and learn different crafting skills. A wide variety of crafts are created and some crafting tools are provided although you can bring your own if preferred. The sessions are fun, everyone helps each other and has a laugh. Inspiration and encouragement is offered in abundance. Engaging in a creative activity absorbs your mind and body and helps you to feel more relaxed this creating a distraction from your pain. It has been proven that using craft therapies for people who suffer with long term chronic pain can be beneficial in many ways. It allows people the opportunity to focus on positive things in a friendly, supportive ‘safe’ creative environment, building confidence and forging new friendships. New crafts friends, new crafts, new skills are achievable each month. Long-term chronic pain can be very debilitating and isolating that's why Positively Crafty means so much to all its members, it gives them something to look forward to and at the end of each crafting session, to go home with a sense of achievement.
By coming to crafty you are taking a little time out for yourself as well as being immediately enveloped in warmth, encompassed in emotional support and given something to look forward to at the end of each session.
The craft group was formed in 2014 and is run by members of the Chronic Pain Support Group (CPSG), some of whom initially met at group member’s homes to craft together thus progressing to the craft therapy group it is today.
The name Positively Crafty encompasses the positive aspect of the group and relates to different crafts that can be done.
Tuition is always welcomed so if you have a skill you would like to share please contact us on 07724 187774.
Crafting goes far beyond creation so why don’t you come along and experience for yourself, how by being actively creative, you can have fun enjoying the many rewards of crafting!