Creative Connections

Creative Connections is a unique Mai-Wel service that allows you to live, learn and connect creatively. Immersed in the wonderful spaces and opportunities in our community, you will have access to a range of program tailored to meet your individual goals, ensure skill building, fun and connectedness!

The idea is simple; groups or individuals will connect at one of the many Mai-Wel spaces around the Hunter and from there head into the community or use Mai-Wel facilities to take part in fun and enlightening activities of your choice. Guided by our Support Workers and specialised Creative Arts Mentors, our structured programs of support will help to build your skills while accessing our community and lead to incredible outcomes!

Creative Connections supports are spread across three key areas:

  • Creative Arts
  • Social & Community
  • Skill Building

Creative Arts

Discover your next creative hobby with our Creative Arts programs!

Become immersed in the art-world that exists in our community. With our very own art studio and a close partnership with the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, you are sure to be surrounded by inspiring artistic individuals and opportunities when taking part in one of our creative arts programs. Some activities you can take part in may include:

  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing
  • Creative Writing
  • 1:1 Mentoring, and more!

Social and Community Access

Want to meet new people, make friends and discover what opportunities exist in our own backyard?

Our social and community access programs will help you do all that and more! By heading out to the community in groups, you will get a chance to take part in activities you love and are sure to make a new friend, two or many more. This is a fantastic way to build your confidence and ability to get out and uncover all our local community has to offer. Some examples of activities under this umbrella include:

  • Social groups with your peers e.g. Chill Out, Ladies Night
  • Getting involved in the community garden
  • Going out to the movies
  • Swimming
  • Exploring the community

Skill Building Supports

Want to learn something new? Dare to try an unusual hobby or achieve a unique goal?

If there is a specific area or skill you want to improve in, Creative Connections can make it happen! With a range of goal-based programs of support and our flexible service model, we can mould your supports to work for you and your specific goals. Many programs of support under this umbrella focus on increasing your confidence, discovering new strengths and exploring different activities all with the aim of bettering your independence.

Some examples of the skills you could build include:

  • Gain confidence in the kitchen
  • Travel training
  • Money handling, budgeting and shopping
  • Supports for specific goals, such as putting on a concert, going on a short holiday, or anything else you put your mind to!

Contact us for more information

Submit the expressions of interest form below and our Intake Team will contact you soon.

Alternatively, you can call our Intake Team on 4057 2900 or email

Do you have an NDIS plan or are you seeking support to get one?