Therapeutic knitting in Louth

A new pilot scheme which aims to improve the health of residents through therapeutic knitting is being delivered by East Lindsey District Council, in association with the Trinity Centre in Louth.

From January 9 to February 27, people will have the opportunity to take part in the sessions which give participants the chance to learn basic stitches, casting on and off and making simple items. Taster sessions will take place on December 5 and December 12.

Residents who attend the classes will benefit from increased self confidence, improved self esteem and mood, mental and social well-being and reduced levels of stress, depression and anxiety.

The scheme, which is part of the council’s Arts on Prescription programme, is being piloted as an additional activity to the HEELERS scheme and is aimed at improving health through Arts and Cultural activities. Research demonstrates that the Arts are particularly good for helping to address mental health issues.

The eight week pilot scheme will take place every Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Church in Louth from 11am until 12noon and classes will be free to those who are referred through HEELERS or any of the Trinity Centre’s services.

For more information on the new weekly workshop please contact Katie-Louise Holden on 01507 613499.