Choose from the following programs....

Upbeat Arts engages, educates and empowers adults experiencing any form of mental illness (or any disadvantage or marginalisation) in Queensland by offering access to tailored arts programs which provide new skills, hope, comfort and connection for our members.

These programs are group-oriented recovery programs which help our members to build their confidence and self-esteem. Members are provided with a safe place where they are accepted just as they are, and then have an opportunity to grow and flourish.

Scroll down and click into the program you’d like to find out more about! There’s two choirs, two creative writing class options and a song writing class.
And when you’re ready to join, you’ll find a link to our online application form is included with the information.

Key Information Friday 10am to 12:30pm weekly | South Brisbane The Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir will celebrate their tenth birthday in 2024 and being a member has been life changing for many.

Click here for more information.


Key Information Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm weekly | Wavell Heights

Our North Brisbane Choir which launched in April 2022 brings connection, acceptance and fun to its many members.

Click here for more information.

20231129_142803 - people singing

Key Information Day and time to be confirmed

Our newest choir will launch on the Sunshine Coast in the first half of 2024. Be part of this exciting new group recovery program to build skills, confidence and social connection.

Click here for more information.

Key Information Tuesday 1 – 2:30pm weekly | South Brisbane (online option available)

‘Word on the Street’ is a creative writing course that will help you find your voice on the page.

Click here for more information.

Key Information Monday 2pm to 3:30pm weekly | Online

‘Word on the Street’ ONLINE is a chance for members across Queensland to have access to a quality creative writing course.

Click here for more information.


Where are the programs held?

Our programs are held in venues with public transport nearby or parking. Suburbs are listed when you click on the program information. Prior registration is required, and venue details are provided to members on receipt of your application form and confirmation of your acceptance into the program.

Who are they for & how much?

Members can attend at no cost – however we ask applicants to include on the application form, basic details of their mental health diagnosis and information about who is supporting them. This might be a clinician from Queensland Health, a support worker from a non-government mental health service, or details of support being received from another mental health, disability or drugs and alcohol support service. There’s an option to include their medical professional or GP if not working with any of the above. Refer to our application form for all the details.

Please note, prior registration is required for all Queensland programs.
You’ll find a link to our online application form with the information about each program. On the form you will choose which program you’re registering for, so there’s an opportunity to choose more than one.