Creative Response is an independent, arts related organisation established and run by professional practising artists who share their practice with vulnerable people. A Registered Charity, Creative Response was established in 1993 to relieve persons with mental health and or substance misuse problems by the provision of arts-related activities.

Our approach is to use both visual and performance related arts as a catalyst in a therapeutic environment. The atmosphere we create is unique, with an acceptance of people as they are and working relationships are based on a foundation of mutual trust, care and support.

Participants are encouraged to develop their self-esteem and confidence. Through the art sessions, we aim to help them overcome their fears and anxieties, to take responsibility for themselves and to develop coping mechanisms for daily life.