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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Garage Arts
please visit http://www.garageartgroup.com/.
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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
- For very minor problems such
as a hangover, indigestion, or a grazed knee, people should
- 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
- 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 http://www.worcestershire.nhs.uk/.
- If you are not sure which
service to choose, call NHS Direct on 0845 4647
Download a copy of the Choose Well
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