About this cause
Open Arts supports vulnerable people with mental health problems and also carers, reducing isolation. It helps aid recovery and helps to prevent further bouts of ill health which in turn improve participants’ quality of life and increase levels of social inclusion. Open Arts helps people to manage and improve their mental health and wellbeing through creativity.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We enhance community wellbeing by encouraging participants to explore and take part in what the local community has to offer them on a personal level; be that support, cultural events, learning opportunities or employment ,either voluntary or paid. Our widely publicised exhibitions help bring people into closer contact with the wider community, showcasing the excellent work and challenging stigma.