This service is by referral only.

Arts and Minds is a brand new partnership project between Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind and ARC. Over 24 months, eight creative programmes are being delivered – each lasting six months. The programme has been funded by Comic Relief.

Arts and Minds is a friendly social group where you can learn a new skill, and meet and connect with new people while boosting your mood and confidence.

It would be perfect for you if you’re finding life a little hard right now and it’s time to try something new.

You’ll explore working with different materials and techniques such as drawing, printmaking and sculpture. We’re focused on environmental sustainability using recycled materials or reused objects. There’ll be a chance to display your artwork through our exhibitions too. Right now you probably think you won’t be good enough but we promise you’ll surprise yourself!

The sessions are led by a host of professional artists we meet every week.

Middlesbrough creative session – every Tuesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall

Stockton creative session – every Thursday 10.30am – 12.30pm, ARC

To access our support you must be

  • aged 18+
  • living in living in Teesside but able to travel to Middlesbrough or Stockton on Tees

If you want to come along and see how art can help you to manage your mental health then reach out at [email protected]