Nemo Arts

Nemo Arts

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  • Mental health

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Founded in 1998, Nemo Arts (Formerly Theatre Nemo) has been at the forefront of providing high-quality, participatory arts activities that support people in recovery from poor mental health, for 25 years. We have pioneered work with children and families of prisoners, young carers, adults in psychiatric units, prisoners, and people in communities. We deliver a range of services using artistic disciplines including music, drama and visual art. Research has shown that participation in the arts improves mental health and wellbeing of participants, whatever the current state of their mental health. Our work helps people achieve positive outcomes such as increasing confidence and self-esteem, providing opportunities to increase creative and life skills, and reducing isolation. The creative arts have the potential to improve quality of life and give people a new positive identity. 


Using arts practice as a tool for engagement we provide a diverse programme of activities for adults experiencing poor mental health.

Our current programme within our own community space includes classes in the following

Embroidery, Taiko Drumming, Drama, Guitar, Choir, Creative Writing, Physical Theatre and Visual Art.

We also deliver services within psychiatric hospital, prisons and in partnership with other services around Glasgow.

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