Breathe Creative Breaks offer NHS staff a chance to pause, unwind and reduce anxiety by channelling attention through absorbing drawing activities.

Each week Breathe Visual Artist, Liz Atkin, guides participants through a calming workshop inspired by the work of well-known artists, giving the freedom to experiment and have fun in a non-competitive, open and friendly group.

Our short 30-minute workshops allow Breathe Creative Breaks to be fitted into a busy working day and to encourage staff to take a well-deserved lunch break to refocus, relax and recharge.

The approach using basic, easily accessible materials such as pens, pencils and even coffee and tea, enables staff to take part wherever they may be working, on hospital sites, in the community or from home.

Workshops are free and no previous drawing experience is necessary.