for Olcay  (Founder of  FILL YOUR LIFE IN CREATIVE ARTS!)

"Olcay possesses excellent communication skills and works well with people of all ages, genders, faiths and cultures. She is an accomplished artist who can communicate well, with her passion, with others. "

Karen Nixon,
Working Well Trust Lead, 28.08.2019

"Olcay understands the importance of learning and how it can help to improve lives. She can work well in teams, as well as on her initiative. Olcay possesses excellent communication skills and abilities to work well." 

Mandisha Smith,
Idea Store Business Development Officer, 13.06.2019

"Having Olcay as a volunteer at Idea Store has made a big difference! She is self-motivated and a good listener. She has been a fantastic support for learners in my classes. Olcay has a friendly nature and is inspirational, enthusiastic and very helpful. I would recommend her. She will do well! "

Ginny Hawke,
Visual Arts Tutor, Idea Store, 10.06.2019.

"I have learned how to do activities in a workshop setting which is very helpful for me, and I got a full hand experience to be an active learner in a safe environment like this one. "

Grace Queen

Student / Tower Hamlets Borough, 29.09.2019

"It was good to see some of the group members' artwork; the colour, texture and different approaches within the work displayed was great to see. The works I saw were so intricate and dynamic. Olcay's hard work and efforts created a dynamic exhibition of which you should all be proud."

Thomas Andrews

Creative Awards Scheme Project Officer/ Sane 

From the 'Texture of Life Exhibition' Preview, Idea Store, Canary Wharf, 05.02.2020

"The 'Texture of Life' show was a delight, and it bought a fantastic splash of colour to the library. Well done! "

Rebecca Rudall
Team Leader/Idea Store Canary Wharf

From the 'Texture of Life Exhibition' Preview, Idea Store, 05.02.2020


We proudly provide coaching and training opportunities for people with mental health support needs. We operate creative art projects set within social enterprises. We offer a structured approach to support personal & professional development through art workshops, webinars, courses, career advice, and progression.

There are three significant aims take place:

Participation & Creativity

Engaging in creative and artistic activities with participants with mental health conditions and support participants to develop new core skills and abilities through practice-based forms of making and doing. The main aim of workshops is to stimulate each participants' creative flair by opening up new opportunities to gain a broader understanding of their full potentials as visual learners, giving them a chance of using different innovative techniques.

Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion

Facilitating community art workshops that allow art activities to help participants open up and talk while working and enable them to express themselves visually. Engaging in meaningful activities contributes to community participation for the members of the mental health community in Tower Hamlets; this means to connect with others and break down isolation and loneliness. To help participants become more insightful about their unhelpful habits to understand better making healthy choices. It will support people with mental health, helping them overcome social barriers and participate in wider communities.

Sustainability & Improving Lives

The participants will work with various award schemes to receive special grants for further aspirations and further developments. Learning new skills and sharing new ideas improves the sense of emotional wellbeing and visual artmaking could be a great source of a calming practice to cope with positive and negative emotions effectively.

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