As a small grass roots community group, over the past two years we have consistently offered mental health support and social connection to the Plymouth community during these unprecedented challenging times.
- 69% of mindful art course participants said it had helped them with anxiety.
- 44% said a mindful art course helped them with depression.
- 40% said it helped them with another mental health issue.
- 59% said it helped them with loneliness or isolation.
- Participants also reported being helped with physical health, low self-esteem and other issues not listed in our survey.
- 66% said they had increased their ability to use mindfulness.
- 84% said they had increased their ability to use art as a self care practice.
(Source: Collected feedback form responses, accessed 04/02/22)
I enjoy the mindfulness and art. As I do art at home it helps my acute pain. The group makes me feel rested and at ease. Emma, Lee and Peggy are wonderful.Anonymous participant feedback.
We are grateful to our existing grant funders who share our vision of a world where peer support, mindfulness, creative activities and social connection are easily available in local communities. With their support we have helped hundreds of people since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- We have received funding and support from Devon Mind, The Sunflower Women’s Centre, Comic Relief, Shekinah, The National Lottery Community Fund, High Street Sparks Fund, Devon Recovery Learning Community and Devon Community Foundation.
- We won a year’s business support from Real Ideas Organisation.
- We have secured media attention from The Plymouth Herald, The Plymouth Chronicle, BBC Radio Devon, many smaller local community radio stations, and BBC Spotlight News. In the Media.
How You Can Support Us
- Sponsor a course, a group or a one day retreat
- Book a staff wellbeing session
- Donate directly with Paypal
- Sign up to a regular corporate gift
- Donate a gift in kind (for example room hire or art materials)
- Encourage your employees to sign up to a challenge event in aid of Mindful Art Club
- Organise your own fundraising event such as a bake sale, mufti day or casual Friday – tie it in with a national mental health awareness day
You Will Be Rewarded By
- Enhancing your brand as socially responsible
- Securing positive PR
- Attracting socially conscious customers
- Showing your employees you appreciate the importance of mental health
- Making you look more attractive as an employer
If your business is passionate about improving mental health and reducing social isolation then contact us now to discuss a mutually beneficial partnership.
Ask for our brochure to find out more.