Multisensory and Wellbeing workshops

Develop relaxation techniques, explore all your senses and learn about healthy living. Our Multisensory and Wellbeing workshops include cook it, fitness, multisensory & sensory arts and treatment & wellbeing.

Art Maker Graham and workshop leader Wendy getting their equipment ready to prepare a healthy meal in the Cook It health and wellbeing workshop

Cook it

In each session you will learn to prepare and cook a healthy meal in our training kitchen. You’ll plan the whole process, from choosing recipes to picking seasonal ingredients from our vegetable patch and bringing them back to cook. You can:

  • Prepare and cook a healthy two course lunch
  • Learn about healthy eating and nutrition
  • Develop skills in setting and clearing the table
  • Wash, dry and put away your kitchen equipment
  • Discuss and plan each week’s menu with the group.

See how Craig has changed his diet through our workshop

Art maker using a hoist to dance in the fitness workshop


Increase your fitness levels in a fun and safe environment with the support of our highly qualified trainer. Our fitness studio is equipped with exercise bikes, rowing machine, treadmill and cross trainer. We also have two H frame hoists to ensure our sessions are fully accessible.

  • Join in our aerobics workouts to music
  • Get active through team games such as table tennis and football
  • Learn about healthy eating and how to take care of your body
  • Have fun and stay fit using our Wii fit and dance equipment
  • Be adventurous using our indoor climbing wall.
Art Maker enjoying a session with the fibre optics and glow in the dark cushions in our multisensory workshop

Multisensory & Sensory arts

Escape from your everyday routine in our multisensory & sensory arts workshops where we offer a combination of activities including massage, relaxation, meditation, storytelling, games, sensory play and group art. These are especially popular with our Art Makers who have more complex needs.

  • Increase your confidence through storytelling and games
  • Develop techniques for meditation and massage to help you relax more easily
  • Enjoy sensory stimulation through a range of equipment including glow in the dark displays, music, fibre optics and tactile cushions.
  • Take part in sensory arts activities including making scented playdough, colourful and flavoured water, or handprinting to create big pieces of art.

How multisensory sessions help Karen manage her feelings

Art makers in our treatment and wellbeing workshop offering back and hand massages to other Art Makers

Treatment & wellbeing

Work with our professional therapist to learn a range of massage techniques and use your skills in a therapeutic work environment.

  • Learn simple anatomy and understand how the body works
  • Develop massage techniques including hand, arm, neck, shoulder and back
  • Work with people with more complex needs in a calm, structured setting
  • Improve your administration skills by booking appointments
  • Work on your social and listening skills through talking to customers.

Read Ken’s story about learning massage techniques

Please contact us to find out how we could develop a programme of health and wellbeing workshops to meet your individual needs.

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