We are pleased to announce that NTAS reopened on Tuesday 16th March 2021. We have worked hard on our plans to minimise risk and keep everyone as safe as possible and are very happy to see our members returning to the Studio.
As before, everyone who attends the Studio will be required to wear a face mask, maintain social distancing and keep up with regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser. In addition, to ensure we meet the guidelines on numbers all members will be required to book a Studio Attendance Slot.
We have now removed our referral process online.
To refer someone to NTAS we ask you to complete and sign a referral form at our website on behalf of your patient/client. This form should only be completed by a health or social care professional (e.g GP, CPN, Social Worker) or by an approved partner, e.g Social Prescribing.
Once we have received the referral form we will get in touch with the person who is being referred to arrange an induction to the studio.
New Member Inductions run every Thursday at 9.45am.
New members will attend a short Induction session which provides them with an overview of the Studio’s Code of Conduct and our health and safety guidelines. Our induction is followed by the first creative session as part of our New Starter Introductory programme.
We encourage all new members to take part in this 4 week creative programme led by our Arts for Mental Health Worker Sam Burgess. The programme enables new members to learn skills in a range of different artforms, become confident in art making and supports individuals in the initial stages of getting to know the studio and other members.
North Tyneside Art Studio uses art and creativity to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health issues. The studio offers a safe space where people develop the confidence and resilience to try new things, learn new skills and form friendships and networks as part of a friendly and welcoming community.
We work with individuals to agree goals and pathways that link art and creativity to better mental health.
The Studio is available to people living in North Tyneside who are experiencing mental health problems and are often facing multiple disadvantages and social isolation.
For more information please contact us using the details below:
Telephone: 0191 296 1156 / 07586821804
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