A charity in Kendal has been encouraging adults in the area to embrace their creativity to overcome health issues.

Space2Create has been operating in the area since 2012, working to improve the wellbeing of its beneficiaries through creative activities.

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The group supports individuals with mental and physical health conditions and those experiencing challenging life circumstances.

Clare Addison, the Operations Manager at Space2Create, said: "We work with anyone regardless of their reasons for attending and you don't need a formal mental health diagnosis to attend.

If you are experiencing low moods, feeling isolated or finding everyday life difficult, our creative sessions could be of benefit to you."

The Westmorland Gazette: The group specialises in the calming effects of artThe group specialises in the calming effects of art (Image: Clare Addison)

A GP can refer you to the charity, though self-referrals are also encouraged.

The result of the charity's work is seen through its gallery space, with exhibitions held throughout the year which are open to the public.

Through these, they get to promote the art that has been created by their patrons, as well as enticing more people to come forward and get involved.

The Westmorland Gazette: Exhibitions showcase the best creations made through the charityExhibitions showcase the best creations made through the charity (Image: Clare Addison)

The gallery in Unit 31 at The Factory on Aynam Road is open from 9:00am Tuesday to Friday, and 10:30am on a Saturday.

Current exhibitions include 'Elements', an open artist display running until the end of April, and a group collection that will close on April 26.

The charity organises a number of weekly creative sessions that you can get involved with.

Tuesdays welcome a knitting group, printmaking classes and 'Toastie Tuesday', whilst Wednesday hosts a community lunch and a 3D art project session.

Thursdays provide the space to get involved with crafts and have a chat with new people, Fridays focus on 'rag rugging', and Saturdays see the charity turn its attention to creative writing.

Clare added: "Please get in touch if you would like to join a creative session or feel you could support the charity in some way.

"Space2Create rely on an amazing team of volunteers to support the running of the charity and volunteer opportunities are available."

You can reach out to the charity by contacting info@space2create.co.uk or by phoning 01539 482540.

More information can also be found at their Facebook page.