Stitchlinks is a Community Interest Company which is a non-profit organisation.

It has three arms -
  • A FREE support network for anyone who enjoys, or wishes to enjoy, the therapeutic benefits of crafts, in particular knitting. These would include those who are fit and healthy wishing to take a preventative approach to health; to maintain and improve wellbeing by managing stress, for example; or those who wish to use the benefits to actively manage longterm illness.

  • A research arm which is leading, and actively involved in, scientific research into the therapeutic benefits of knitting and social activity groups.

  • An arm which provides information for clinicians, teachers, group leaders, the craft trade and other professionals who wish to use knitting therapeutically.
Our activities will be supported through our FREE monthly newsletter and access to Forums which will keep you in touch with up-to-date news as well as a growing number of articles in PDf format. Those wishing to set up groups can also find information on how best to do this from articles based on our extensive knowledge of using therapeutic knitting.

Our work is teaching us valuable lessons in terms of the importance of creativity, rhythmic movement, social contact, rewarding occupation, and how simple things like colour and texture can raise mood. We're using this knowledge to develop affordable, long-term ways of managing health and enhancing wellbeing and we are already expanding to suggest other activities to try.

The Stitchlinks Plus section will draw your attention to other activities which are worth investigating. They provide a wider choice and a means of learning other skills which will increase the novelty factor as well as widen interests and social involvement.

What is a CIC?.