Projects & Workshops

We design and deliver sessions and projects with and for many different local communities including young people at risk of disaffection, long-term unemployed adults, people with poor mental health, womens groups, adults with learning difficulties, young people in primary and secondary education and local community groups.


Due to the current Covid-19 situation all face to face workshops and programmes have been suspended and we are currently developing new ways of working so we can still reach communities and facilitate positive change through the arts.

We often use art forms and creative activities including theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and photography, and can combine these with wellbeing approaches including mindfulness, relaxation techniques and physical activity – all with a view to facilitating positive mental and physical health.

Our creative approaches vary depending on the group we’re working with and what their needs are and our session aims can cover many themes including –

  • Confidence Building
  • Self-Expression
  • Communication Skills Development
  • Effective Team Skills
  • Understanding Body Language
  • Assertiveness
  • Mindfulness
  • Telling My Story
  • Empowerment
  • Positive Body Image
  • Aspiration Development
  • Employability Skills
  • Motivation
  • Unlocking Creativity

The Starfish Collaborative CIC was formalised in May 2018, however we have all worked within our specialised areas of the arts and health sector for many years.