About Us

Where we work

Our team works in hospital wards, specialist cancer units and hospices, in Gateshead and Newcastle. Our sessions are available for patients, their companions and staff and we welcome participation at any level.

What we do

THE PROJECT’s unique and innovative feature is to pair a professional artist with a qualified counselling facilitator, providing a therapeutic engagement. This could be an opportunity to create something different, maybe contributing to a bigger piece of artwork or simply enjoying the creative process.


We offer a listening ear as we are aware that dealing with illness can be stressful and distressing for everyone involved. The emotional support we offer might come through friendly conversation around the artwork or someone might want to discuss something more personal at a deeper level. 

Who we are


Room for You is an arts in health project working across the North East. It was set up in 2001 by two ex-patients to help relieve the tension and apprehension often felt by patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment.

The Team of Associates:

  • Mary Jennings - counsellor

  • Ali Rhind - artist

  • Carolyn Thompson - counsellor         

  • Alice Stewart - counsellor      

  • Donna Cheshire - artist

  • Mark Todman - artist

  • Pauline Taylor - coordinator        

Room for You is lead by a Board of Trustees  - click here for more information

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Room for You 
Room 15, Floor 2, 
Commercial Union House, 
39 Pilgrim Street, 
Newcastle Upon Tyne, 

© 2019 Room for You 

Room for You is a registered charity in England and Wales [1150142].

Room for You is a Company limited by Guarantee and Registered company in England and Wales [08127856].