Radiate Arts works alongside a range of community groups, schools, charities and organisations in and around Chester. It runs creative programmes which have a positive impact on reducing social isolation, and aim to inspire and enable individuals to interact, and build a sense of achievement and creativity. It works with thousands of people each year.
In October 2019, the Foundation awarded funding of £3,931 towards a specific programme working with women affected by perinatal depression. The Creativity to Wellness programme will run in collaboration with the local NHS Foundation Trust, based within two Children’s Centres. It will provide an additional support service to combat perinatal depression and offer help and friendship for mums with mental health problems and their babies. Around 100 women will benefit over the year – resulting in women relating and sharing their experiences of perinatal depression, increased empowerment, and improved mental health.