Creative Space

Creative activities for people living with long covid

Take time out to experience the positive health impacts of engaging with the creative arts, whilst connecting with others facing the challenges of long covid.

Cohere Arts are pleased to be working with the East Suffolk & NE Essex NHS Trust in the provision of creative health options for patients living with long covid in Suffolk and Northeast Essex.

With a mixture of in-person and online events and resources, our Creative Space programme offers valuable breathing space, relaxation and peer support. Activities are designed to stimulate cognitive function, support respiratory symptoms and reduce anxiety.

Hear from participants of the programme in the short film below:

“The nice relaxing time made me feel refreshed again.”

Workshop participant

“It’s given me new interests, and that’s helped me with my recovery.”

Workshop participant

Activities are led by experienced arts-health practitioners with support from multi-disciplinary teams at Suffolk & NE Essex Long Covid Assessment Service.

Current programme

Register your interest 

Fill in our short registration form to receive details of our FREE programme, and find out how getting creative could help support your recovery.

Art cafes – visual arts & crafts activities in a relaxed face-to-face setting

Sat 30th Sep 14:30 – 16:00 Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 4th Nov 14:30 – 16:00 Mercury Theatre, Colchester

FREE to attend but booking essential – click here to book

Singing – online group sessions led by a singing for health specialist 

Thu 26th Oct 18:30 – 19:30 on Zoom

Thu 21st Dec  18:30 – 19:30 on Zoom

FREE to attend – just turn up – click here to request a zoom link for singing

Creative Writing – online group workshop to stimulate your creative brain

Tues 17th October 18:30 – 19:30 on Zoom

FREE to attend – just turn up – click here to request a zoom link for creative writing

Gentle – weekly online seated yoga class led by hatha yoga instructor Imogen Hayward

Every Monday 13:00 – 14:00 (no sessions in August 2023)

FREE to attend – just turn up – click here to request a zoom link for seated yoga

Online resources

Click here to access our Gentle seated yoga YouTube playlist – a range of short exercises to tailor to your mobility/energy levels

Click here to access our Creative Space YouTube playlist for bite-sized singing, breathing & visual art exercises to stimulate cognitive function

Click here to access our YouTube Playlist aimed at 16-25 year olds

For more info about any aspect of our Creative Space programme, email us at

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