For people living with mental ill health, in recovery and for everyone’s general wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Programme

A collage of images relating to the Wellbeing outreach programme

What is The Wellbeing Programme?

The Wellbeing Programme is TWAM’s culture and heritage programme for people living with mental ill health, in recovery, as well as for everyone’s general wellbeing.

What do you do?

Many of the sessions will include a mix of the following:

  • Meeting curators and museum staff
  • Visiting exhibitions
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Object handling workshops

 How can I get involved?

The programme covers a variety of ‘strands’ such as:

  • Supported volunteering opportunities
  • Adult learning classes
  • Training for carers and professionals who work with older people on how to use museums and galleries
  • Boxes of Delight – museum handling objects subscription service for community groups

 Where can I find more information?

Look out for details on this website and our partner websites. Leaflets and posters are used to promote activities across the 9 TWAM venues and in partner venues. Call us and speak to the programme lead or send an email.

Wellbeing Programme lead - Suzanne Prak-Sandilands

Phone: (0191) 277 2331

 TWAM venues:

Laing Art Gallery

Great North Museum: Hancock

Hatton Gallery

Discovery Museum

Shipley Art Gallery

Segedunum Roman Fort

Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort

Stephenson Railway Museum

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery