A new project using creative activities and action learning to support people experience Long Covid. 

We are joining The Health Tree, a group of organisations led by St Margaret's House exploring how social prescribing can improve wellbeing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inspired by our Artistic Director's personal experience, we're running Covid Cafés for people who have long Covid or are experiencing other ongoing Coronavirus effects.

The Covid Café is a creative environment to share experiences and develop personal solutions to a new reality. Using creative activities and practices alongside Action Learning facilitation, participants take space and time to reflect on and identify personalised solutions, become reconciled to their current circumstances, and recognise the opportunities that change can bring. 

The Covid Cafés are initially being run in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and are supported by Arts Council England's Thriving Communities Fund.

About Thriving Communities

The Thriving Communities Fund will support 37 projects across England and is being delivered in a unique partnership between the Arts Council England, Historic England and Natural England, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Sport England, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.

It is part of the Thriving Community programme, which aims to strengthen the range of social prescribing activities offered locally, enhance collaboration and networking between local organisations and enable social prescribing link workers to connect people to more creative community activities and services.