Welcome to Arty-Folks

Arty-Folks is an Art & Mental Health Charity supporting adults in the CV postal code area on their recovery journey.

Arty-Folks started in 1995 as a self-help group for adults with severe mental illnesses who were looking for a creative outlet and a supportive community of like-minded people.

We now support per year over 700 adults of working age to improve mental health and wellbeing through

  • art for learning, self-expression, and therapy
  • creative peer support groups
  • 1:1 mental health support and practical coaching

What’s On Calendar you will find online or in-person courses and workshops you can book on now!

“I recognised my mental health was getting worse and I couldn’t wait any longer for help.  Luckily a friend told me about Arty-Folks and I joined the art studios within a couple of weeks.

I loved my weekly class straight away.  I learnt so much about myself, about art and about mental health, and I feel now so much more confident and better equipped to meet the challenges life is going to throw at me.”

K.TJ. – overcoming the fear of death

I have attended Arty-Folks for just over 12 months and I’m feeling in a good place to hit the big…

Callout for talented Practitioners

Arty-Folks is seeking to meet growing demand for Art for Wellbeing and we are looking to expand our programme of…

C.C. – I found my Inner Cheerleader!

I started attending Arty-Folks online during the lockdown periods and I loved it!  I didn’t feel so desperately alone anymore…

Young adults in Coventry tell their their story, warts n’all, and how being creative has helped them pull through.

Thank you for helping us to change people's lives.