Friends and business partners Katie Haydn-Slater and Debbie Perriss have joined their creative forces to create Creating Together, offering workshops to connect people and improve their mental health.
Katie and ‘découpage Debs’ offer their skills and creative talents in collaboration with Norfolk and Waveney Mind and community support groups that help people with dementia, trauma and for people in care homes and assisted living.
They have combined their companies Wild Oak Workshops and Gratitude 43 New Life Through Art and have created sessions for all ages and abilities to enjoy therapeutic workshops.
This includes creating personalized vases, plaques and coasters and decoupage to foraging for natural flowers to make displays.
Katie said: “Both Debs and I have creative experiences that are immensely therapeutic and enjoyable.
“We have similar clients, so we’ve brought our two skills together to complement each other and offer them to the health sector.
“We are now bringing our demonstrations to Women’s Institute groups across Norfolk and are actively involved with NHS Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
“We know that immersing yourself in nature, enjoying a moment of happiness, creating something beautiful and learning a new skill is rewarding and fulfilling.
“It’s an opportunity to meet people and have some much-needed fun in a safe and positive environment for all abilities.”
Debs added: “We have both started businesses and Creating Together is our way of sharing our skills with a wider audience. Please contact email@example.com”