Engaging in creative arts has been shown to provide a broad range of health benefits, including improved motivation, increased social engagement and enhanced self confidence.  North Tyneside Art Studio offers a safe, non-judgemental environment where people can explore their creativity at their own pace, to help improve and sustain good mental health as part of a friendly and welcoming community.

Our members can access the studio at any time during our open hours as often as they need to, making use of our materials, tools, and facilities in the way that works best for them, with no charge to them for the first 12 months.  They can also take part in workshops and projects lead by professional artists in a variety of art-forms, designed to help them develop a unique and personal approach to using art to support their mental health. Our programme changes regularly, offering choice and the opportunity to try new things, and has included painting, life drawing, print-making, stained glass, creative writing, wood carving and much more.

The Studio is available to people living in North Tyneside who are experiencing mental health problems and are often facing multiple disadvantages and social isolation.

While we endeavour to meet a wide variety of access needs, we do not provide dedicated 1-2-1 support and individuals need to be able to work independently, safely navigate the space and follow simple creative and safety directions, or be able to do so by attending with a dedicated support worker.

Please keep this in mind when referring individuals to our service. If you have any questions or concerns about whether an individual is suitable for referral to the studio, please contact us to discuss the individual’s needs before completing this form.