In response to the crisis in mental health and well-being amongst young people in Somerset, State of Trust have been delivering arts and well-being workshops in Taunton in partnership with The One Team, North Taunton.

Sessions take place after school at Taunton Academy and at North Taunton Youth Centre. This year marks the launch of an exciting partnership with Youth Matters, the youth wing of Mind in Somerset to provide a regular programme of creative workshops, covering a range of art forms, from printmaking to drumming and percussion, where young people between ages 13 and 19 can meet, create, talk and share food.

We are also working in partnership with CICCIC (Creative Innovation Centre) in Taunton to set up a permanent youth arts and well-being hub, where young people can meet on a weekly basis throughout the year.


This initiative has been funded by Somerset West and Taunton and Somerset Community Fund through Mind in Somerset