By Your Side (North Tyneside)

October 2021 - March 2022

By Your Side at North Tyneside Art Studio was a creative programme for North Tyneside carers.

By Your Side aimed to give those who spend time looking after family & friends a chance to relax and enjoy the positive impact the arts can have on maintaining and improving your mental health.

The activities were open to anyone over the age of 18 living in North Tyneside who would like to try their hand at drawing, painting, textiles, printing and more.

As part of the Better Connect programme it offered a range of opportunities to support those who have caring responsibilities, to take time out and get creative.

Taking place on Wednesday evenings, By Your Side ran for 5 months at North Tyneside Art Studio. 

Take a look at the By Your Side trailer from the January 2022 workshops.

Images from By Your Side

Thanks to our Project Funders

By Your Side was funded by the Thriving Communities Fund, which totals £1.4 million, is being delivered by Arts Council England and has been made possible by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (contributing £1.15m from the Department of Health and Social Care) and Arts Council England (providing £250k from the National Lottery). Other strategic partners to the programme include NHS England and NHS Improvement, Historic England, Sport England, Natural England, the Office for Civil Society, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.