Welcome to Arty-Folks

Arty-Folks is more than an art group: we are a community of like-minded people with a passion for the visual arts.  We offer Art as Therapy to help people who feel at a low point in life and who are struggling with mental ill health on their recovery journey and to achieve mental well-being.

“Arty-Folks is something I came across by chance and I can honestly say it’s been the best thing for me.  I love the conversations we have, such lovely people. It’s provided me with an outlet and a way to step back from life and all its difficulties, and through my artwork get some clarity and put things into perspective.”

Arty-Folks supports adults of working age 18-65 with mental ill health but our service is not suitable for people in crisis, with Dementia or Alzheimers, SEN, higher spectrum autism, or people with  a current alcohol or drug dependence.