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Giving your mind a rest is important.

Switch off your emails, put down your phone and absorb yourself in art. 

At Derwent we believe in the power of art to restore and revive, giving you the opportunity to take time out for yourself and create. To celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October we are launching our own Derwent Sketch-a-thon which we hope you will join us for. 

Sketch everyday for the month of October and show yourself you have time to look after your mind.  

31 sketches does seem a little daunting, but just 10 minutes a day is enough… and no masterpieces are required! 

And why not fundraise at the same time?

Be sponsored by your friends, family and colleagues to take part in the Derwent sketch-a-thon, with all proceeds going to Mind.

Mind are a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Stay tuned to our official Facebook and Instagram channels to see how others are getting on with the challenge!


Find out more about Mind at


Donate your Derwent Sketch-a-thon fundraising efforts at

All proceeds will go direct to the charity.

Join our Facebook Group - The Art of Wellness

for inspiration and discussions on taking time out of your day to sketch and look after your mind.


Don’t know where to start?

Why not download our Get Started Guide, featuring wonderful, fun sketches from Derwent Brand Ambassador, Beverley Haines? Copy, trace or colour in to complete your 10 minutes of daily sketching. 

Beverley is a trained Human Givens Psychotherapist specialising in the delivery of group well-being courses. She has worked for the Hartlepool and East Durham Mind group for ten years; developing programmes of courses for recovery from mental and emotional distress.

Beverley shows her paintings at local galleries and exhibitions in and around her home town of Richmond in North Yorkshire. She has a wide variety of styles reflecting her design and Illustration training.

Find out more about Beverley at

Relax, breathe, connect and create!