We specialise in working with the people and communities of Tyneside - connecting creativity, health and wellbeing.
For over 20 years we have developed inspiring museum programmes that recognise the positive health impacts of cultural participation.
We believe in strategic partnerships and work with health and care professionals, local authorities, universities, charities and support services. Our programmes have been devised based on robust research identifying areas of need in our region.
We care about the health and economic inequalities in the North East and by fusing creativity with health and wellbeing we aim to create a healthier, happier and more equal society.
Our programmes are mission driven:
To help people determine their place in the world and define their identities, so enhancing their self-respect and their respect for others.
And rooted in the 5 ways to wellbeing:
- Being connected
- Being active
- Taking notice
- Giving to others
- Learning new things
We listen, reflect, and respond to what people want and need within our programmes.
We work with partners to run projects, host special events, offer social prescribing opportunities, provide training, create resources to be used across sectors and much more. We do this in our venues, in the community, in clinical settings and online.
The Wellbeing Programme for promoting positive mental health recovery and general wellbeing
The Platinum Programme for over 55’s
The Recovery Programme for people in addiction recovery and/or people working with the Criminal Justice System
The Network Programme for community development in targeted locations
The Multaka Programme for refugees and asylum seekers providing development and training to increase their employability, and broaden their experiences of living in North East England.