Meet the Tenants: Teapot Trust

June 27th, 2019

It’s time to meet another one of our Eskmills tenants, and this week it’s the turn of the Teapot Trust, a children’s charity based in Stuart House.

We chatted to them to find out all about the charity, as well as what they love about being based at Eskmills.

Can you tell us what Teapot Trust is all about?

Teapot Trust is a Scottish charity providing a UK-wide programme of art therapy in hospitals, to support the wellbeing of children and young people with chronic conditions and their families. Our work aims to build resilience in children with chronic conditions by encouraging them to express emotions, mentally overcome the challenges linked to their condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

When did you move into Eskmills, and what made you choose here?

We moved into Eskmills around December 2017, and have been based here ever since. Although we’re based in Scotland, we provide support for children across the whole of the UK.

What does a typical day look like at your office?

In our office we have different departments, including Art Therapy Projects Coordination and Fundraising, so a typical day looks different for everyone. Our services are focused on creativity, so we often have team brainstorms to think up new and innovative ideas for the charity!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Eskmills?

For many of us the location is very convenient, and some of us love to attend the weekly yoga classes too.

What exciting things are coming up for Teapot Trust in 2019?

We are delighted that Sarah Randell has recently joined ‘Team Teapot’ as Chief Executive. We have art therapy services in all of the main children’s hospitals in Scotland, and are excited to support even more children with chronic conditions in hospitals over the coming year. Following successful art therapy service pilots in St Mary’s and Cambridge, we will be continuing to provide art therapy support, and we are opening a new service at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle soon.

To find out more about Teapot Trust, visit their website at teapot-trust.org