Links to Thrive

Creative sessions led by professional artists designed to support adult well-being through social prescription.


Links to Thrive is a programme of free courses and taster workshops for adults offering creative activities, support and social connection delivered in venues across West Berkshire.

In collaboration with local GP surgeries and their Social Prescribers we are offering referral and self-referral places onto three new creative well-being courses.

Singing for Recovery: With a focus on well-being, this session will use vocal warm ups and singing techniques to promote relaxation as well as an opportunity to sing along to songs of all kinds. This class is suitable for anyone wanting to sing in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Art for Well-being: Learn new art techniques in a relaxed, friendly and sociable atmosphere under the guidance of professional artists and illustrators.

Creative Journaling: A chance to reflect and explore using mixed media, mindfulness and lots of creative fun techniques to produce a private journal just for you.

Craft and Care: With a focus on wellbeing these sessions will work through a variety of craft techniques offering new skills and an opportunity to share progress with others in a supportive and relaxed environment.

Full course information is listed below after how to get involved.


How to get involved

All courses are free for adults of all ages looking for support in well-being or looking to build confidence in their ability to meet challenges, especially in the context of COVID-19. Places by referral. You can self-refer, or be referred by someone already working to support adults in West Berkshire, for example your local GP, Social Prescriber or community hub. You can find more information and download a referral form below in the section after Summer Courses 2022.

For enquiries contact, call our admin line 01635 582666 (option 3), or speak to your Social Prescriber to be referred via your local GP practice.


Mon 25 Apr – Mon 4 July: Art for Wellbeing

Learning Centre, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury

3.45pm – 5pm

Fri 29 Apr – Fri 27 May: Singing for Recovery

Learning Centre, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury

10am – 11.30pm

Mondays, 6 Jun – 25 July: Art for Wellbeing

Lambourn Library

RG17 8XL

2pm – 4pm

Tuesdays, 7 Jun – 26 July: Craft and Care

Theale Library


2pm – 4pm

Wednesdays, 8 Jun – 27 July: Art for Wellbeing

Pangbourne Library


10am – 12pm

Thursdays, 9 Jun – 28 July: Creative Art Journaling

Mortimer Library


10am – 12pm

Thursdays, 9 Jun – 28 July: Craft and Care

Croft Hall, Hungerford

RG17 0HY

2pm – 4pm

Fri 10 Jun – Fri 8 Jul: Singing for Recovery

Learning Centre, Corn Exchange,

Market Place,

Newbury 10am – 11.30pm

Fridays, 10 Jun – 29 July: Art for Wellbeing

Kintbury Coronation Hall

RG17 9TX

10am – 12pm

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