What we offer

Coventry Studios

Arty-Folks offers adults 18+ of working age a creative therapy programme that is built into stepping stones to recovery.

The first step on your Arty-Folks journey is to join the 3-week intro course to our Coventry studios.  You will attend in-person with a small group of like-minded people and you will learn new art skills and creative techniques to de-stress.

On completion, you can discuss with our creative team what your next step could look like.  Everyone’s journey is different and we will support you to map a way forward that suits your circumstances, health needs, and personal ambitions.

Lillington Makers

Warwickshire County Council commissioned Arty-Folks to support residents in Lillington CV32, a multi-faceted neighbourhood which is scoring the highest deprivation in South Warwickshire.

Over the next 3years we will empower residents to develop an inclusive and exciting programme of creative activities that will ignite Lillington’s community spirit and restore pride of place.

Who can join?
All residents in Lillington and those who have family ties in the CV32 postal code area can join activities and groups you will find through our What’s On page.

REACH Peer Support Service

Realising Everyone’s Access to Community Help (REACH) is a brand new service that will support the delivery of the Community Mental Health Transformation programme of the NHS.

REACH is the result of a fantastic collaboration by a consortium of over 70 local providers (VCFSE MHAlliance) spearheaded by Rethink Mental Illness, Experts by Experience and NHS Coventry&Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

This new service offers person-centred care for adults with severe mental health needs who are either waiting for NHS Mental Health Services or are being discharged.

Read about our members' recovery journeys

Reading Arty-Folks members recovery stories though art and peer support we hope will encourage you to persevere!

There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel!

And we will walk the extra mile alongside you to help you find your pace and direction in life.

Arty-Folks can look back on 27 years of amazing projects that put a spotlight on our members artwork and their success stories.

The last few include projects commissioned by Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, and Historic Coventry Trust.