The studio is open to anyone living in North Tyneside who is experiencing mental health issues. Access to the studio is made by referral from your GP, Community Treatment Team or other healthcare professional by completing and signing our referral form.
Once we receive your completed referral, we will invite you to attend a short Induction session which provides you with an overview of the Studio’s Code of Conduct (set out by our Members) and a few health and safety guidelines. The induction is followed by our New Starter Intro Workshops to get you on your way and we encourage all new members to take part in this 4 week creative programme which enables you to learn skills in a range of different artforms, become confident in art making and supports individuals in the initial stages of getting to know the studio.
Virtual Studio Tour
You can take a look around our studio in this virtual tour
I would like to join the studio
If you live in North Tyneside, you can be referred to access the studio by getting in touch with your GP, Community Mental Health Team, or other mental health professional and asking them to fill out our online referral form on this website. Once this form has been completed, you will be invited to an induction session at the studio, after which you will have access to our programme of workshops and independent studio access and be supported by our Arts for Mental Health Worker through a series of sessions to try ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking as part of our New Starters Programme, to help you discover the kind of art that you want to explore.
If you don’t live in North Tyneside
If you live outside of North Tyneside, but are interested in joining an art studio for your mental health, you can contact Chilli Studios (for Newcastle), Arts 4 Wellbeing (South Tyneside) or Artrium (Hartlepool).