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 Gloucestershire NHS Integrated Care Board and delivered in partnership with Art Shape and The Music Works. The project aims to support young people aged 8-18 to be confident in self-managing a long term health condition through participation in a creative activity.

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.

Xpres! Forest of Dean Sessions

Venue: Cinderford Artspace, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL
Time: Saturdays 11am – 2pm
Dates: 13th April, 11th May & 8th June

Places are free but limited and confirmed upon receipt of an appropriate referral being made by the child’s clinician. For all enquiries and to request a referral form please contact Creative Health Project Manager, Grace End by emailing

Male tutor helping young student on trapeze bar#

“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.”