The Art House at St Matthew’s House
To help people with mental health difficulties make the transition into mainstream society equipped with the skills and networks necessary for a meaningful and hope-filled life. This is achieved by delivering pottery and art classes in a beautiful facility in the centre of Sheffield, which is shared with the general-public. The shared activities create a non-stigmatising and asset-based approach to mental health.
The Art House is a busy venue, we run 6 well-being activities/groups each week (supporting approximately 125 people with mental health issues during the course of a year), run over 50 commercial classes during each academic term, numerous weekend art and pottery weekend workshops, a changing programme of art exhibitions and additional room hire to help achieve our income targets (our current financial model is based on having 85% commercial income and 15% other fundraising activities).
Approach and Service Model
Our approach and service model, is based on the following principles: