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Start in Salford creative arts and wellbeing centre

“All you hear is laughing...There is so much joy."

Make, Mix & Do

Make, Mix and Do is a programme that works across Greater Manchester. The projects work with young people, people living with dementia, refugees, people in recovery and people who have experience of homelessness.

Take part and...

Make - creating arts and crafts can boost our mental wellbeing - learning new skills can increase our confidence, solving artistic problems can help us to see things differently and it's fun and relaxing.


Mix with others: being part of an art group can reduce isolation and they can be a stepping-stone towards being part of the local community and having a sense of belonging.

Mix it up: The projects offer variety of activities so you can take part in the one right for you.

Do - the activities we do in our day-to-day lives impact our wellbeing. Having a balance of activities that we need to do and want to do supports our health. The Make, Mix and Do projects give a choice of what to do so you have an opportunity to try things out and explore activities that are meaningful to you.

The Make Space
A creative hub for Walkden.
The Make Space is our satellite studio in Walkden Town Centre and is a space for people to meet, make and move. Please download the latest programme. For more information, please contact Sarah.

This is Me
Explore and Express Yourself.
A brand new project in collaboration with Achieve Recovery Services, participants in Bolton, Trafford and Salford will take part in Visual Arts sessions that will culminate in a public exhibition in Summer 2020.

Creative Escapes
Friendly and supportive art and craft sessions for people with dementia and their supporters.
No previous experience is necessary.
Fridays 10.30am at START, Brunswick House, Salford.

Coming Soon- Sessions at Aspire, Humphrey Booth Resource Centre.

The Adventures of Captain Confidence
Join in the Adventures of Captain Confidence!
The Adventures of Captain Confidence is a comic book produced with local schools. With our project partners, Salford Red Devils Foundation, we are currently touring the book around Salford primary schools, delivering fun and interactive workshops that explore mental and physical resilience.

Funded by NHS Salford CCG and Salford CVS.

Creative art sessions for refugees, people in recovery and people with experience of homelessness
START Plus is a series of sessions to support the mental wellbeing of groups who are marginalised in society.  We are currently delivering photography, woodwork, sewing and visual art sessions with project partners Manchester City Mission, Salford Loaves and Fishes, Revive and Achieve.

Funded by The Community Fund

Mish Mash Makers Club
Saturday Art Club for children with additional needs and their families.
Explore lots of different visual arts in our inclusive and fun sessions- everything from making sculptures out of sweets to natural collages, painting and pom-poms!
Saturday 10am-12noon, The Make Space, Walkden.
Booking is essential- please contact Sarah.

Funded by Salford City Council and Salford CVS

Beyond Salford, we deliver arts and crafts sessions in partnership with other organisations, such as Perinatal Mental Health at Wythenshawe Hospital and with the Lalley Centre in Collyhurst.
We are currently working with the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital on a project to design and make new works of art for their ward.