Is it for me?

People who come to our workshops suffer from mental ill health including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia and self-diagnosed mental distress. Our service is not suitable for people in a crisis, with dementia, SEN, higher spectrum autism, or people with  a current alcohol or drug dependence.

We offer you a safe environment where you can be yourself and don’t have to put on a mask (unless we make one of course☺).

Arty-Folks is definitely not like school!  The atmosphere is very informal and relaxing and activities are suitable for all abilities.  The workshops are led by professional artists and everyone works with the same materials so we can learn from each other.

You will meet like-minded people and have fun while exploring a wide range of arts and crafts like drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, mosaics, textile, etc.  Usually after the fourth workshops people start feeling ‘at home’.

The Arty-Folks Mentor at workshops will provide information and guidance to help you resolve obstacles on your recovery journey and to explore further opportunities in the community.

We offer Art as Therapy, a programme of four weekly and distinct art groups that are structured into progressive stepping stones to increase mental well-being and anchor in the community.  But there is no short cut – one step at a time that starts by joining the Wednesday group 12.30-2.30 at Holyhead Studios, 16 Lower Holyhead Road CV1 3AU

More about people's journeys on our blog

2 thoughts on “Is it for me?

  1. Hi I would like to join arty folky; I go to counselling sessions; my mentor recommended this; just wanted to know how can I join

    • Hi Amaara
      you can join Arty-Folks any Wednesday by coming to Holyhead Studios, 16 Lower Holyhead Road, CV1 3AU.
      You don’t have to book a place but I strongly recommend you arrive just before 12.30 when we open the
      doors. We have been very busy lately and workshop capacity is limited to 12 people first come first serve.
      The workshop starts promptly 12.30 and finishes 2.30. We supply all art materials and refreshments and
      you contribute £2 per session you attend. If you want to see what we have been upto lately check out
      our facebook/Arty-Folks page. Hope to see you soon, take care, Lorella

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