Welcome to Arts for Health

We are a creative community space for anybody who wants to use the arts for well-being

Everyone is Welcome

As a charitable trust we have been running for 33 years. There is no required level of expertise needed, many of our participants have no previous art experience, while others come to us with a toolbox of knowledge and skills.

If you think that you would like to try any of our activities ring us for an appointment. We can show you through our art studios so that you can get a better idea of what we do.

Many of our artists come to Arts for Health to develop their skills and techniques, while others prefer to use the arts to develop a wider social circle with like minded people.

We encourage all of our artists to participate in exhibitions and competitions when they feel ready. This is a great way to celebrate success and to share accomplishments. If you would like to know more about us please contact us.

Latest News

It's been a busy time at Arts for Health, recipients of the Holdsworth Creative Spaces Award, our 'Unexpected' arts exhibition at Arts Post and two fun filled workshops this Term with our tutor Rhi Jackson.


Arts for Health is somewhere I can go and paint when I don’t have the motivation to manage that in my own house. It helps me leave the house knowing I have somewhere I will feel safe where I am part of a community that supports each other.

Emma Billingham

Arts for health provides great support to the community. As a new artist I find that there is a sense of belonging, ownership and acceptance that makes me feel calm, satisfied and motivated.

Kim McEvilly
I felt art therapy was a great way to express my feelings about life in general.

Phillip L

I highly recommend the art therapy class at Arts for Health. I attended hour sessions once a week for six weeks and experienced some significant shifts. My understanding of how my emotions affect my physical being are decidedly more clear and I am in much closer touch with the cause and effect on myself. Of significance is the return of past levels of confidence and that I am in charge of my whole self and my choices.

Jennifer H
I like coming to Arts for Health as it helps me to get to know new people in the community. Since I started coming to arts last year, I have felt more confident and happy. I come to art because I like coming into the community and being creative.

Lisa Tawhai

It has helped me get back into drawing and learning to paint. It’s allowed me to meet new people all of whom are very helpful and supportive. It’s helped me feel more creative and grow more confidence in my artistic abilities.

Elaine Simons

Our Supporters

We are extremely grateful to our funders and sponsors for their support.