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compassionArt is a project working with people in and around the rural area of Hexham, Northumberland who have long-term health problems and/or mental health problems which prevent them from working and/or have major impact on their day to day abilities. 

We are offering a series of beneficial creative stimulating and engaging activities to bring people together in a calm and supportive environment, breaking down isolation especially during the difficult winter months. The sessions will include art, gong workshops, woodland workshops and creative writing. There are 20 sessions all led by artists, experts and fully qualified practitioners. 

When living with long-term health issues we can often find that life opportunities diminish vastly, leading to lack of confidence and isolation. It is, however important that any activities offered are sensitive to individuals needs and health limitations. 

This project has been structured to ensure empathy and compassion with participants, but it will also provide (appropriate) stimulating challenges and opportunities. It is designed that most of the activities could be continued beyond the project by the individual.