Our registered charity creates projects that are partnerships between cultural organisations such as museums, galleries, historic and archaeological sites, archives, orchestras and theatres, and organisations that work with people marginalised by mental ill health and by contributing factors such as homelessness, poverty, crime, abuse and drug and alcohol misuse.

We research and evaluate our projects to add to the evidence base of what works for people’s wellbeing and recovery, and we use every possible means to tell people about what we do, while fully respecting privacy.

Summary of relevant work: 

Change Minds

This pilot project (2015 - 2017) investigates local heritage, mental health and identity then, now and in the future. Over 2 years, people in North Norfolk who have mental health conditions, explore the lives of people in the past, using 19th Century Case Books from Norfolk County Asylum. Creative workshops and an oral history archive will lead to a book, CD, exhibition and celebration.

Culture Quest

A transformational programme of cultural engagement for people with complex mental health needs living in 24/7 supported housing who meet weekly at Norwich Arts Centre to explore cultural passion. 

Voyage With Me

A group of women with mental health conditions investigate collections at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and make art in response, sharing their learning through exhibitions and community workshops.

Address: 

38 Kitson Road

London SE5 7LF

Key partners: 
  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia
  • Norfolk Record Office
  • Norwich Arts Centre
  • Norfolk Museums Service
  • Sweet Arts
  • English Heritage
  • Salisbury Museum 
  • Julian Support
  • Together for Mental Wellbeing
  • Stonham Homestay
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • Department of Psychology, University of East Anglia
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust
  • Archaeology Department, Bournemouth University 
  • NHS INVOLVE
Funders: 
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Peoples Health Trust
  • Norwich Consolidated Charities
  • Geoffrey Watling Charity
Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Researchers
Policy makers
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland