Townhead Medical Practice

    Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

    Telephone: 01674 676 161
    Out of hours: 111

    Angus Creative Minds

    Angus Creative Minds formed in 2019 as a social enterprise/not for profit company limited by guarantee (still to decide if we're also going for charitable status).

    Angus Creative Minds

    We have taken over the Voluntary Action Angus building at 1 - 3 St James Road, Forfar and are using it as a Centre for Creativity.

    We have display space, creative space, a bring and share kitchen, a one-to-one/calm room, and also are working towards having a digital editing suite and a woodworking and picture framing workshop in the coming months.

    We are open to anyone in the community, and recognise the benefits of creative activity for health and wellbeing - whether as a pass-time or distraction, for expression, or for catharsis. (At present we need under 16s to be accompanied by a responsible adult.)

    We have drop in sessions, where people can try out the art and craft resources here, and/or bring their own work in, and we have Art groups on Wednesdays and Creative Writing groups on Mondays.

    We've started a couple of Perspectives groups on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons - these are for people wanting to work on creative input for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in May 2020.  All these are free.  Donations are welcomed, but not necessary, and we find a number of people once connected with us become both visitors and volunteers.

    People have found out about us through Facebook and other social media, and through word of mouth, the local community etc.  Organisations introducing people to us include:

    Communities Team (Forfar and Kirrie)
    Rehab Worker (Glenloch centre, Whitehills)
    ARK Housing
    Lochlands Resource Centre
    Penumbra
    CMHT Forfar/Kirrie and CMHT Brechin/Montrose
    Voluntary Action Angus
    Enablement Team, Angus Council

    Other organisations in touch with us

    Angus Carers
    Hillcrest Futures
    Well Bean Cafe
    Inspire
    Enable
    Stop Mental Health Stigma Group
    WRASAC
    OT student based at Gowanlea

    Feedback from visitors includes comments like 'I miss ACM when I can't get' and 'pure dead brill'. 

    Please feel free to drop in if you are in the area, or ask any further questions.

    We also welcome contact from anyone who would like to be added to our contacts list(s) - at present most  of our updates are on www.facebook.com/anguscreativeminds