Creative Challenge is a six-month self-development programme that teaches practical skills as well as utilising creative opportunities to aid psychological resilience.  It is for individuals suffering from mental health difficulties who feel they are ready to take the next step in their journey towards recovery. Supported by staff, volunteers and social work students, the programme works with each individual to help them fulfil their aspirations.

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Sessions last for 2 hours and take place weekly at the Arc Centre, Wellington Mill, Stockport.
New participants are given as much support as they need, and we are happy to discuss anything that will help the person concerned to refer successfully.

If this is your first time at Arc it is recommended to complete ten or twelve weeks of Outreach sessions before joining Creative Challenge. If you are interested in joining the programme please download the referral form below.
Please note: the referral form is to be completed by a professional who is working alongside you but we also welcome self referrals – for more information please call our referrals team on 0161 474 1462 or email

Options for filling and sending your form
1. PDF – Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader‘s Fill & Sign tool will open a PDF and allow you to type onto it, save and send by email to
2. Word document – fill, save as PDF and send by email to
3. PDF – print and post to or drop off to the Arc Centre.

Referrals Form:
Arc Referral Application Form (PDF)

Arc Referral Application Form (Word)

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