Creative Health – Xpres!


Young girl learning how to make a pot on a pottery wheel with a female teacher

About Xpres!

Xpres! is an Arts on Prescription programme developed in collaboration with the NHS One Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The project aims to support young people aged 8-18 to be confident in self-managing a long term health condition.

Intended Outcomes
– Increase confidence, emotional resilience, and management of anxiety.
– Increase social connection with other young people with long term health conditions and promote peer support.
– Encourage self-management of their health condition through creative activities and whilst taking part in creative and physically active workshops.

The programme is free but only accessible on receipt of a suitable referral form which should be discussed with one of the three partner organisations prior to attending.

Artspace Sessions – Spring 2024
Venue: Cinderford Artspace, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford GL14 2NL

Dates: 11-2pm on Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 16th March and Saturday 13th April

Xpres! is delivered in partnership with Art Shape and The Music Works. Full details including dates and contact information about sessions at these venues can be found in the Xpres! Winter/Spring Programme 2024.

For more information please read through our Xpres! General Information or contact Creative Health Project Manager Grace by emailing

Young girl rolling clay ball#

“Coming to Xpres! has made me realise I’m not the only one and everyone is dealing with their own stuff. It’s a place where you don’t have to think about your condition while doing everything else on top of it.”