Cartwheel Arts

Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects. Cartwheel has over 30 years experience of promoting imaginative, and often challenging arts projects – we do not shy from confronting difficult or sensitive issues.  Our focus is on participation, enabling people who may have had little experience of the arts to explore and develop their creativity and talents, generating a sense of ownership and pride. – See more at:

Art for Wellbeing is our programme of work focused on arts and health, we deliver projects that enhance and support wellbeing using creativity, across Greater Manchester. In Rochdale we deliver CRESS (Creative Referal Engagement and Support Service) and in Heywood we manage Art & Soul an art and support group.

CRESS, funded by HMR Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCG, provides a pathway service for Art for Wellbeing in Rochdale.  A combination of taster sessions, Enter Art courses and Next Steps groups, the service allows for varying levels of engagement and supports wellbeing progression.

Taster sessions allow an introduction to Art for Wellbeing, Enter Art courses provide structured art making, a relaxing environment and social interaction, Next Steps encompasses Artful, our participant led group in Rochdale.


Kerry Bertram
110 Manchester Street, Heywood, Rochdale
01706 361300
Visual Arts,Performance,Digital Arts
Age range:
Specific wellbeing / mental health support,Encouraging a positive attitude towards wellbeing,Encouraging self-care skills,Encouraging confidence through developing new skills,Supporting and developing self-esteem,Increasing social interaction,Widening social networks,Encouraging and supporting team work,Encouraging and supporting leadership,Encouraging peer support
Other info
We welcome referrals from Community Mental Health Teams, Support Services and self referrals. Contact Kerry for details or pop into a taster session on Fridays from April 2017, 10.30-1pm, Dandelion Create, Oldham Road, Rochdale OL16 5QY - no appointment neccersary.