Arts and Health Organisations in the East


Image: Bedford Creative Arts

Bedford Creative Arts is an educational charity delivering high quality creative activities and training within the local community.


Image: Addenbrooke's Arts

Addenbrooke's Arts enhances the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff with a stimulating and engaging arts programme.

Image: Arts and Minds

Arts and Minds promotes and supports access to all forms of the arts for mental health service users, learning disabled people and offenders.

Image: Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

Cambridge Curiosity is an artist led initiative working to develop the innate creativity of every individual.

Image: The Haven Project

The Haven Project is dedicated to the support and treatment of people with a personality disorder diagnosis who live in North East Essex.


Image: Disability Essex

Disability Essex aims to enable people with any disability to control and enjoy their live.

Image: Healthy Life Essex

Healthy Life Essex provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in maintaining a happier, healthier, greener lifestyle.

Image: Idea13

Idea13 is a forum for conversation between artists and their audiences across the Borough of Southend on Sea, and beyond.

Image: Open Arts

Open Arts is a community arts project for people in South Essex who have mental health problems and would like to engage in the community by making art. See also the Open Arts blog.

Image: Theatre Resource

Theatre Resource promotes the creativity, culture and heritage of disabled people and socially excluded groups.

Image: The Art Ministery

The Art Ministry exists to provide facilities in Arts and Crafts to all, But especially to disabled or disadvantaged, children, teenagers and those in distress.

Image: Trust Links

Trust Links supports people and communities in Southend and surrounding districts.

Image: Southend in Transition

Southend in Transition explores how the people of the borough of Southend on Sea can prepare for a carbon constrained, energy lean world.


Image: Trestle

Trestle is a theatre company and a provider of workshops. Its latest project is an Arts on Prescription programme.


Image: CME

Community Music East provides music and multimedia activities for all ages and abilities.

Image: Hospital Arts Project

The Hospital Arts Project at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital enhances the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff with a wide range of programmes.

Image: Norwich HEART

Norwich HEART is a private charitable company which plans, regenerates, manages and promotes Norwich's heritage resources and develops heritage as a vehicle for social and economic regeneration.

Image: Norfolk Dance

Norfolk Dance is the development organisation for dance in the county. It endeavours to provide imaginative, challenging and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to become involved in dance.

Image: Thalia Theatre Company

Thalia is an independent educational arts-related learning provider for amongst others disabled people with physical and sensory impairments and learning difficulties.


Image: Suffolk Artlink

Suffolk Artlink is a registered charity whose main aim is to improve the quality of life of some of Suffolk's most vulnerable people through the provision of creative activities.