Arts and Minds - Ghana

Mental ill health is not just a first world problem. In fact, in poorer communities’ people are at greater risk of mental ill-health - communities where vital services for people with mental ill health are least available.

Community arts for mental health is one way to help with this. Taking part in art in a group setting has proven pathways to better mental health, and community arts sessions can be organised by local people and key workers with very little training and resources.

At International Service we believe in the power of local volunteers, key workers and organisations to transform their communities. They are the ones changing their world, we just want to help them have the best possible shot.

You can help make this happen.

In summer 2019, we launched Arts & Minds Ghana, a brand-new programme for International Service in which we're piloting the community arts for mental health approach. We started by training people in the community arts for mental health approach, and are now supporting them to organise community arts for mental health sessions for vulnerable people in their local communities.

Your support will enable us to train more local people, run more sessions, and make a bigger difference.