Support Hub:
Peer to Peer Mental Health Support.

The Support Hub is a pilot programme offering mental health support for artists with lived experience of mental health difficulties. The supported artists will meet monthly over six months, engaging in peer-to-peer support with facilitation by artist Daniel Regan and integrative counsellor and artist Jessica Mitchell. This opportunity is funded by the National Survivor User Network.

How does it work?

The Support Hub funds support for 12-15 artists to share the challenges and impacts that their practices have on their mental health. Each monthly session involves a mixture of creative exercises and group discussions, with a focus on supporting one another. In between each session there are pro-active creative homeplay activities that encourage reflection and growth.

Sessions take place online on Friday afternoons from 1.30pm — 4pm, with breaks. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and the group is a closed group — meaning it is the same group of participants every month. Participants are expected to take part in a short evaluation at the end of the project.

Please note: The Support Hub is not a form of therapy and should not be seen as a form of treatment.

Who is it for?

This pilot project is open to artists with lived experience of mental health difficulties, including those who feel that their mental health has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is it not for?

This is not a professional development group so we will not be focusing on career or skills development. It is specifically for artists that feel they would benefit from peer-to-peer mental health support.

Session dates

  • December 4th 2020
  • January 8th 2021
  • February 12th 2021
  • March 12th 2021
  • April 9th 2021
  • May 14th 2021

How to apply and questions

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified by 30th October.