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. The are the ones changing their world, we just want to help them have the best possible shot.

You can help make this happen.

This summer, we’re launching Arts & Minds Ghana, a brand new programme for International Service in which we're piloting our community arts for mental health programme. We'll start by training people in community arts for mental health methods. Then we'll support them to organise their first series of community arts for mental health sessions for vulnerable people in the local community.

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

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Once we've piloted and refined the model, we want to scale up Arts & Minds around northern Ghana bringing community arts for mental health to more communities. We also want to introduce this model in Palestine, where people experience strains on their mental health unlike anywhere else in the world.

You can join us in making this a reality.

  • You can donate to help our project go further and do better
  • You can fundraise for Arts & Minds perhaps by running an arts event where you live
  • You can share this page to help get the message out and get more people involved in Arts & Minds

Help make a difference with Arts & Minds. Donate now.

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