Stitchlinks is pioneering an exciting approach to improving health and wellbeing through the use of therapeutic creative activities, particularly knitting.               

We have been driving research and a growing movement which utilises crafts, in particular knitting, to improve wellbeing. Stitchlinks has been the central hub of this innovative work since 2005. 

Betsan Corkhill's book – Knit for Health and Wellness: How to knit a flexible mind and more… – is groundbreaking in this field.           

Stitchlinks also provides the basic ingredients to support you in managing change through life's inevitable challenges with the aim of improving your health, wellbeing and outlook on life, whatever the initial circumstance. Discover ongoing support, and information through our monthly Newsletter

Our mission is to use knitting and other therapeutic creative activities to improve wellbeing generally, but also to complement medical treatments in the self-management of long-term health conditions. We are working closely with academics and clinicians, and as a direct result, therapeutic knitting and therapeutic knitting groups are being formally acknowledged by leading clinicians and academics for their benefits in mainstream healthcare and social settings across the world. We have been successfully using and advising people on Therapeutic Knitting since 2006, so have a wealth of knowledge to share. 

This is just the beginning. Low-cost activity groups have the potential to not only revolutionise our individual lives but healthcare systems worldwide because they provide an affordable means of long-term support, motivation and monitoring.

We believe certain activities are more complete and special than others in the benefits they bring.

Our prime focus is on the use of therapeutic knitting as a healthcare tool – unravelling the neuroscience behind its bilateral, cross midline, rhythmic, automatic movements and the complex combination of physiological, psychological, behavioural, social and creative benefits experienced. However, we are also passionate about a 'whole-person' approach to wellbeing and health care so enourage variety, curiosity, exploration, creativity, laughter and a lot of fun!

We all need to find balance and enjoyment in life, to feel in control and valued.

Stitchlinks can help you achieve this.