About Art & Soul
Art & Soul provides creative activities for adults and young people with mental health problems in South-West London. Formed as a constituted group in 1998, with mental health as our sole focus, Art & Soul was registered as a charity in June 2017 with the support of our local funders. Art & Soul receive no core funding and all our programmes are grant-based. Art & Soul works with a variety of arts practitioners to offer a programme of creative projects to aid wellbeing, and opportunities to professionally exhibit artwork. We have safeguarding policies and experienced practitioners to support the emotional and mental health needs of our participants.
Our aims include:
• enhancing wellbeing for South-West London based adults, children and young people through structured creative activities
• reducing mental health stigma and supporting community wellbeing through creative workshops and exhibitions
• creating a supportive and safe environment for those experiencing mental health challenges.
• empowering members to connect with others, develop skills, reduce stress and to positively re-engage with the community.
Participants can self-refer to our programmes. We also take referrals from local NHS trusts and voluntary sector contacts. We use the industry-recognised scales to assess the impact of our sessions on participants’ wellbeing. We also use a range of creative qualitative tools, which help us gather feedback and which show the positive impact on participants.
Art & Soul Registered charity number 1173268