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Charity: Sound Minds

Charity number: 1079521


Description: Sound Minds is a small Wandsworth based user led charity and social enterprise using the arts to improve the lives of people living with long term and debilitating mental ill health, often involving hospital admissions. We offer a range of music and visual arts activities including a community choir and opportunities to enjoy the unique benefits of making music together. Over the past 25 years we have built a warm and supportive 'community within the community'. Our Peer support Services are nationally recognised and are focused on but not exclusive to people from black and minority backgrounds. Sound Minds largely serves Wandsworth and surrounding boroughs. We believe in the transformative impact of the arts and mutual support in people's recovery from long term mental health conditions. The majority of staff, volunteers and trustees originally came to receive the service they now help to provide. Members participate in a weekly timetable of short courses, music and arts activities with regular performances opportunities and exhibitions. Sound Minds has built an award winning national reputation for innovation and engagement with hard to reach groups. We also run peer support services, whereby people with lived experience of mental health issues support one another. These include regular Ward Visits to support people in hospital, help as people leave hospital to settle people back home, and 'Mama Low's Kitchen', a one day user led drop in.

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