Inkwell is a safe, creative and accessible space where passion and skills entwine, challenging the stigma of mental health and celebrating the diversity of its participants. It seeks to engage, stimulate and absorb all abilities through creative activity. Users develop life skills such as teamwork and problem solving leading to increased confidence and improved wellbeing.
We are a Leeds Mind Project, a national registered Charity supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties. Leeds Mind provides services throughout the Leeds area and believes that everyone can lead a full, active and rewarding life. We support people to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ and to live life independently with their mental health condition.
What We Do
We are a creative and innovative mental health service in Leeds offering a whole range of classes and activities for the wider community and service users experiencing mental health difficulties. Some are on a referral only basis while others are open for anyone to join. Painting, life- drawing, ceramics, creative writing, Salsa, Yoga and a weekly Craft Cafe session are just a few services we offer. Our Saturday Arts Cafe is open every Saturday from 10am -4pm where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy delicious home cooked food and a full espresso bar menu. Monthly events include acoustic evenings, Jazz afternoons, Secret Cinema, poetry evenings and Art exhibitions.
‘We believe individuals and communities flourish through creative practice and thought’
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