North East

Equal Arts Carers’ Cultural Adventures’ Group flying their handmade Korean flags Photographer Dani Giddins
Equal Arts Carers’ Cultural Adventures’ Group flying their handmade Korean flags. Photographer Dani Giddins

Each region is represented by champions the museums and arts working with health and wellbeing. The regional champions are working with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in a voluntary capacity. Become a member and join the conversation.

Joanne Charlton, North East Regional Champion, wearing a grey jacket stood in front of a painted scene of a victorian street
Joanne Charlton

Joanne Charlton

The Platinum Programme 
Culture, Health and Communities
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums​

Kate Parkin from Equal Arts

Kate Parkin

Equal Arts

Events and activities

Freelance Opportunity - Help us to grow CHWA in the North East, Spring 2023

Are you based in the North East and thrive on connecting the dots?

Are you linked into the arts/ heritage and community sector?

Do you want to be part of growing a North East culture/health and wellbeing community that is representative of the region?

If so, this role could be for you…

Freelance Contract (4 days across May and June 2023)

Fee: £1k

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 5 May

Join the CHWA North East Meeting, 20 October 2021

Regional Champions, Kate Parkin and Sophie Mitchell invite you join them for the next CHWA North East Meeting taking place on Zoom on Wednesday 20 October, 1-3pm

Read the agenda for the meeting here

Read notes from the CHWA North East Meeting, 25 May 2020 here

CALL OUT- arts and health commissioning

This meeting will specifically be looking at best practice in arts and health commissioning, following a recent contribution from the North East group to Elaine Burke’s survey. This flagged the limitations of short terms projects and highlighted a possible need for a partnership requirement/wish list.

To help develop this work there is a call to North East members to get in touch with any examples of sustainable cultural and health partnerships or any learning that took place in previous partnerships.  

Please email to and regional champions Kate and Sophie will be in touch.

poster for event

Conference: Helping Vulnerable Children in our Schools and Communities

Thursday 14 November, 2019

Lancastrian Suite, Dunston, Gateshead

Please find the flyer attached here

A range of speakers include representatives of Children North East, Great North Children’s Hospital,  Tyne and Wear Citizens and North East Wellbeing looking at how we can improve outcomes for vulnerable children. The event is aimed at anyone working with children in the education, health and social sector.

NE meeting, 17 June 2019

The first meeting for the North East regional members of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance took place on 17 June 2019. Click here to read the minutes and the CHWA North East group consensus.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week in the North East (June 2019)

Creativity & Wellbeing Week was started eight years ago by London Arts & Health Forum (LAHF). This year the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance partnered with LAHF to take the festival national.

As a founding member of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums promoted regional events and activities happening throughout Creativity & Wellbeing Week, 10-16 June 2019.

Click here to find out more about the activities that happened across the region.