Mental Health

‘Having been struggling with difficulties for years, I’ve found the safe space of the group and the facilitation, guidance and support through creativity, a valuable tool in my recovery.’  George


What we do

In a warm and welcoming environment, participants are guided in exploring and experimenting with a range of art materials and techniques. We focus on a fun and healthy mix of still life drawing and free abstract painting and collage, where imagination and expression are encouraged. The process of making and being in the moment are most important. However, everyone manages to complete something beautiful to take away with them at the end of each session.

Who for

Adult individuals (14 years +), family, friends and carers affected by or recovering from mental health challenges.


Either I come to you wherever you are, or if you’re local, make the most of an enhanced learning environment at my studio in rural Northumberland.

Cost and booking

Enquire through the booking enquiry form at the bottom of this page or call 07951 819796

What’s been said

Assistant Principal Schools Company South & West Devon Academy

‘These workshops are ideal for (young) people with emotional and medical/mental health difficulties. Participants feel safe, overcome their reluctance to get involved and have fun.’


‘The support and encouragement found in these sessions is a rare find when one is embarking on a journey of recovery/self-discovery.’


‘I’ve really enjoyed the sessions and found them to be great in helping me gain confidence.’

George’s mother

‘Your workshops have been the turning point in my son’s mental health.’

Past experience working with mental health

See Arts Lab archive links

Community weekly Kitchen Table Workshops – inclusion on South Brent Medical Centre social prescribing register

Art & Eco-Creativity with Vulnerable Teenagers

ArtEffect at Kingsbridge Community CollegeDAISI

Take it Outside – school refusers at Schools Company South & West Devon Academy

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“I’ve really enjoyed the sessions and found them to be great in helping me gain confidence. You’re a great teacher. Thank you!