About us

The Garage Art Group is open to all and its primary purpose is on the benefit of Art to Health.

Professional tutors run groups for clients who are recovering from mental health problems and clients who have learning difficulties and /or special needs. We are also open to the General Public.

The Garage Art group is a self-funding charity and relies on fundraising and grants to enable us to continue our work. Any help is much appreciated!

Some of our aims are to enhance the confidence of students through a sense of achievement. We use art as a vehicle for developing life skills and coping strategies of the students. We work towards enabling adults to be more independent and have control over their everyday lives.

We aim to break down social barriers and stigma relating to the core client group.

Through social interaction we aim to develop group skills via support for each other, working in a co-operative manner.

The Garage Art Group has now built up an excellent reputation and have referrals from the Community Mental Health Team, Social Services, Onside Advocacy/Life Links and Occupational therapists.