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Garage Art Group comes to Droitwich

Wychavon is working with a local art group in order to promote the benefits of arts and crafts on a person’s health and wellbeing.
Garage Art Group, in partnership with the Wychavon District Council, is starting a new weekly art and crafts group this coming September in the Old Library in Droitwich. Garage Art Group uses the benefits of Art to Health to support adults recovering from mental health problems and clients with special needs.
The group will run on a Thursday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm, beginning on Thursday 5 September. There is a charge of £6 per session which includes a drink. The art classes are also open to the general public as the Garage Art Group believes that art benefits everyone.
Pam White, Chairman of Garage Art Group, said: “We now cover Evesham and Malvern, and in September we will be coming to Droitwich.  It is lovely to be in the position to expand to different areas and offer more people the benefits of art!”

For more information contact Nicky Margetts on 07908 847901 or Pam White on 01386 423245 or 07933512210. You can also email

For more information about Garage Arts please visit

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“Every year the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments in Worcestershire see around 130,000 patients, but many of these could have been treated more appropriately somewhere else. Using A&E inappropriately is increasing, and costing millions of pounds, when there are more suitable health services available.
“Local people can make a difference this winter and help NHS teams to make sure they have the time to treat people with life-threatening and serious conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and serious accidents.
The NHS Choose Well campaign asks the public to think about how serious their health problem is and then choose the right service.

  • For very minor problems such as a hangover, indigestion, or a grazed knee, people should self-care
  • For minor infections, coughs and colds, advice can be given by local pharmacies
  • For ailments such as stomach pain and vomiting, a persistent cough or ear pain call your GP surgery,
  • For more serious illnesses, if your GP is closed, then Worcestershire’s GP Out of Hours Service can be contacted on 0300 123 3211. If you’re not registered with a GP you can also visit the Worcester Walk-in Health Centre, Farrier Street, Worcester,WR1 3BH, Telephone number 01905 879100, for treatment, which is open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.
  • Patients with a wide range of minor injuries which do not require a visit to A&E (such as cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains and minor burns) may be treated at Minor injury units at Bromsgrove, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern and Tenbury. To find out the opening hours of your local Minor Injury Unit visit
  • If you are not sure which service to choose, call NHS Direct on 0845 4647

Download a copy of the Choose Well Leaflet which will give you more information about choosing the right place to go

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This page was last reviewed 9 September 2013 at 11:42 by Tracy Grubb.
The page is next due for review 8 March 2014.