About Us

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About Us

McNasty Studios, is a lifestyle and wellness platform aimed at LGBTQIA+ students and young adults starting their creative careers, saying that. Everyone is welcome, here we believe in togetherness.

We've started with this online shop we sell a selection of  creative accessories as well as other lifestyle and wellness products. Although we’re still in early days, we got many plans for the website, some of these are: hosting ad space for advertising and hiring freelancers for Creative projects, these will be great for people that are seeking experience in the arts, or not got the time for long projects, can’t commit to full time creative career yet, or wants to turn a hobby into some work.

We are in the very early days of creating Nasty Zine, a journal of empowerment for radical personal change. Our goal is to make this zine really immersive, here we'll share resources and information to help you take charge of your life and help make a positive change in the world. We want it to be a collection of the incredible creative work you do! Are you an artist or a creative student? Want your work in the Zine? Get in contact with us for more info or send us a high-quality image of your work, and a bit about yourself we’ll pick our favourites for each issue, (More info on this coming soon).

We want to give students the opportunity to not only publish, but also offer different ways for these students, artists, and anyone else that enjoys learning about different creative practises, wellbeing and different world views.

We hope to very soon be able to provide an online space for live chat to provide mental health support or Just need a chat, we all do occasionally! In the meantime if you feel like you need someone to chat to you can check out some of the links below Helplines and websites.

Samaritans (116 123) [samaritans.org ]operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at: jo@samaritans.org , write to Free-post:
RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.

For support for people feeling suicidal, if you are concerned about someone or if you are bereaved by suicide see http://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk

CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They're open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.

Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free, and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.

PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.

Beat Eating Disorders: Beat provides helplines for adults and young people, offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Student line: 0808 801 0811, Youth line: 0808 801 0711. www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC provide ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. Helpline: 03000 11 12 13. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/

Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood, or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying [studentsagainstdepression.org]

For information and links to charities and organisations that can help with substance abuse, visit:

An introduction 
As I discovered who I was and what I stood for, and as I decided  I was going to start doing the things that made me uncomfortable, I knew I could make it happen with support from my community, as it has been the group of people who has supported me when I needed it the most and given me answers when I had the most questions over the years. 
 After learning so much from the community and being able to grow as a person, I decided it was time to start giving back some of the support I had received, and thus Mcnasty's Studio was founded.
I want McNasty's Studio to be a place where queer people can come knowing that it is fully designed and curated with our community as a first priority, and hopefully, as we grow, a place where we can rebuild trust for one another and work together to create amazing things!