Improving Mental Health and Reducing Social Isolation through the Arts

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How we are continuing to support those suffering poor mental health through Covid19

At this time, perhaps more than ever, our mission to improve mental health and wellbeing through the creative arts feels both vital and urgent. We are taking several steps to ensure that we, to the best of our ability, continue to support those who need our services most. We have managed to secure some funding to continue a portion of our workshops online.The workshops take place on Zoom and currently include creative pursuits such as: Visual Art (Painting), Drama and Guitar. If you think any of these is for you contact We are actively seeking further funding to ensure that we can continue these workshops and expand our services.

Online Group Workshops

These replace workshops provided in our studio prior to lockdown. We aim to make these as good an experience as in-person workshops if we can. The objective is to:

  • Support people with poor mental health
  • Aid recovery
  • Reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Create optimism and a view to future
  • Provide structure in people's days and weeks


Isolation and loneliness are hugely impactful at the best of times and they are felt even more during lockdown. Our workshops are all paired with private facebook groups in which more general social interaction can happen in a safe space throughout the week.


It is crucial to us that our workshops are as inclusive as possible. If you can't get online, if you don't have art supplies or a guitar we have solutions to these problems. In those specifics instance and others we have been lucky enough to secure funding to be able to provide the equipment and materials necessary. Alongside this our staff are ready to provide the necessary guidance to help people access our sessions.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Nemo Arts is an organisation that exists to support people in recovery from poor mental health. We provide creative workshops that have a focus on mental wellbeing, teaching people coping strategies and developing a greater understanding of their own mental health, where to get support and how to support others.

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Online Workshops

Nemo Arts provides weekly online workshops . These workshops aim to give attendees an opportunity to learn in a safe and fun atmosphere. We offer a number of workshops in a diverse selection of creative skills. Click below for more information and to see which work shops are currently running.

Current Workshops Referral Forms
Online Workshops

Marks and Spencers Paisley Charity of the Year!

We are delighted that The M&S in Paisley has selected us as their charity of the year! Watch out for us at several fundraising event in-store throughout the year.

Marks and Spencers Paisley Charity of the Year!

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  • I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with Theatre Nemo so far, working in the field of mental health is something I’ve always wanted to do. Theatre Nemo have been really welcoming. I am a qualified print maker and it has been great to be giving the freedom to pass that skill on and let others explore how fun it can be.

    Evie, Volunteer
  • Such great relationships were built up between our pupils and the theatre Nemo staff that there is already a real buzz about the next project

    Mrs Steel (Trinity High School)