Arts in Mind

Arts in Mind is a weekly artist-led group supporting mental health through creative development.

The group who may have or do still experience mental health conditions, use our exhibitions and collection to inspire their varied artistic styles. The group also provides a supportive social environment for each other to develop individually through a shared experience of mental health and well-being conditions.

The Arts in Mind group was established in 2009 following a grant award through the Healthy Eastbourne Board and originally delivered with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Well Being Team) GP referral scheme. In 2015, Towner partnered with Brightview, Sussex Oakleaf who manage referrals from a range of relevant agencies including Sussex NHS Partnership Trust.

Arts in Mind members have exhibited their work at the gallery, regionally and embarked on studying art at degree level and joined the Towner team of volunteers.