Doing any type of hand craft is therapeutic as it requires you to concentrate on something creative and therefore helps you forget about your problems.
Being in a small group to make things with like minded people in a relaxed atmosphere is social and supportive.
Gaining a sense of achievement by making something with your hands, boosts your confidence and self esteem.
You may be surprised to find hidden skills that you have not had the opportunity to develop before.
Continued learning enhances your life experience.