CoolTan Arts Wellbeing Service began as an NHS Project and has since continued to run within Manor Place Surgery in north Southwark. Although they are only more recently aware of the great work undertaken by PPGs, their intention is to explore creative arts and community activities that will benefit patients and also come to understand what people really want.
CoolTan Arts is a vibrant community arts centre in Walworth Road, Southwark, South London. Providing a friendly, safe and supportive space, offering creative workshops, self-advocacy, art projects, stigma-busting cultural walks, a public art gallery, and an inclusive volunteering and training programme.
CoolTan hopes to connect and partner with PPGs so that they can work together providing creative arts opportunities within practices that we hope will help to build a more collaborative and holistic service between GPs and the local communities.