Welcome to New Perspectives

New Perspectives supports adults 18+ in Coventry and Warwickshire who are not in any form of employment, education or training.

With a bit of help you might just achieve what you never thought possible!

The choice is yours!

You can attend IN-PERSON at our art studio
or ONLINE from the comfort of your home.

New Perspectives is free and offers you

  • weekly 2hr art workshop in a small group of like-minded people
  • one-to-one mental health support to remove obstacles in your way
  • individual progression coaching to help you achieve your dreams and ambitions
  • art portfolio building for entry to College or University
  • creative social activities to build your confidence for other opportunities

Meet Liz, your Art Tutor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at3S73UlCg8&t=5s

Follow your Passion

Liz will help you develop your creative skills and confidence and build a portfolio of art work for College or University.

You are NEVER too old to study Art and follow your passion!
The oldest person we supported was 56 and the youngest 19!

Meet Lorella, your Coach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at3S73UlCg8&t=5s

Live your life to the full

Lorella offers you person-centred support to remove obstacles in your way so you can pursue your dreams and ambitions.

Art is a powerful tool and able to spark our human drive to explore, to learn, and against all odds to succeed!

“I don’t think that people can really appreciate how good it is to be able to talk about mental health to people who know what you are going through.”

“Art is a catalyst for self-development and personal change and we have witnessed people grow beyond the limitations of their medical diagnosis from the first workshop we ran in April 1996.”

Success at last!

“I would like to say I have not been very successful at formal education but it would be a huge understatement!”

I lost everything!

“As the pandemic went on I realised I was regressing and becoming trapped again in my own home.”

Think Active!

Thanks to Think Active people who attend New Perspectives in the Room can now also enjoy a wellbeing session before the art class starts.  It includes (safely distanced) guided meditation, yoga, dancing, stretching… that helps us feel refreshed, calm and more present.

We especially love eating a healthy lunch together and just chatting about ourselves, art, life, in fact ANYTHING as long as it’s not Covid-related.

Thanks to Groundworks UK we received European Social Funds to run New Perspectives in 2019/20, again in 2020/21, and  now 2021/22 for a 3rd year!