Arts and mental health service in Stockport

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Creative Mums Perinatal Arts for Wellbeing Programme

A short film about Arc’s Creative Mums Arts for Wellbeing programme. If you or a client living in Stockport, Oldham or Tameside could benefit from the programme for new mums experiencing mental health issues.


Arc Men’s Music For Wellbeing Project

A short film about the Men’s Music For Wellbeing pilot project that ended in February 2022.


Arc in 2020

A film by John Grey where participants and staff describe the impact of our work on their mental health and wellbeing.


Arc during Covid

2020/21 – a challenging year for so many of us but this film illustrates how the crisis energised us, forcing us to embrace technology, to be more creative and innovative than ever before, to reach as many people as we could in any way we could, to engage all ages in creative activities to keep connected and creative, and to stay as mentally healthy as possible.


Experience of becoming a mum

A partnership between Arc’s Just for Mums group and Creative Industries Trafford led to this animated short film exploring women’s experience of becoming a mum. A group of artists exploring a new medium resulted in the production of a short film that will hopefully raise awareness of some of the issues and challenges of peri / postnatal depression.


The Other in Mother

A film by John Grey about Sarah Greaves’ art installation in 2018 ‘The Other in Mother‘, commissioned by Arc, around perinatal mental health issues and motherhood.


The Curiosity Project

This reframed what we do at Arc and encouraged us to reflect on what we do and why we do it. The project was a collaboration between Dr. Anke Bernau from the University of Manchester and Arc. Some of our wellbeing programme participants and volunteers met up over a period of 10 weeks to explore the concept of curiosity and how they could interpret their thoughts and ideas through art. With thanks to The University of Manchester, Esmee Fairbairn and National Lottery funding. Film by John Grey.



Young women from Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation (MBWO) took part in a music project in Manchester in 2018 with charities Arc in Stockport and Global Grooves. The project was funded by Youth Music, reflective film by John Grey. Check out Part 2: The Performance over on our Youtube Channel!


Arc Halloween 2017

Community Stop-Motion Animation, Arc Halloween 2017 Spooky music by RoBoTaLiEn MuSiC + listed musicians.


Young People’s Arc

We hear great (and confidential) feedback from young people after all our Young People’s Arc (YPA) sessions, so we wondered.. how can we show you what they thought about their creative experiences with us? Our moment for Cartwheel Art‘s #LiveWellMakeArt 100 Moments week is a colourful animation by Tamzin Forster, music by RoBoTaLiEn MuSiC.