Creative Café Open Day in Hartlepool

Our Choices For Life service in Hartlepool celebrated the opening of their new premises and Creative Café with an open day on Friday 5th July.

The event, attended by guests including the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Christopher Akers-Belcher, included musical entertainment, craft sessions and an opportunity to tour the venue and sample some of the delicious food on offer.

Maureen Hanley, Development Worker at Choices for Life, said:

“Local people will benefit from getting involved in our exciting sessions, the café is somewhere to chill out and mental health resources are available, and we’re developing a massive training package for volunteers with Hartlepool Adult Education.”

Jess Watson, Lead Sessional Activity Worker, added:

“It’s a very social atmosphere, people living with mental health needs get so much out of getting involved in the sessions, and to see them leave the service and go into employment is very rewarding.”

Take a look at a gallery of photos from the event below, and for more information email choicesforlife@creativesupport.org.uk.



3 Comments so far

  1. paul mccloskey on October 24, 2013 2:55 pm

    Would like to access your services. What is the referral process? Can I just call in for a visit. I’m seriously interested. Regards

  2. Ben Thomas on October 28, 2013 10:07 am

    Hi Paul,

    If you’re interested in our Hartlepool Choices For Life service, the best thing to do is give the staff a call on 01429 262 918 or email choicesforlife@creativesupport.org.uk. For information on our other services, call 0161 236 0829 or email enquiries@creativesupport.co.uk, and our Head office team will point you in the right direction.


  3. Welfare Rights on February 9, 2014 11:26 pm

    Can you send some referral forms to OFCA
    office via email or post

    244-246 Catcote road
    owton manor


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