To improve the mental health and wellbeing of those we work with.
To improve the knowledge and understanding of mental illness in the wider community.
To reduce the stigma and isolation associated with poor mental health.
Who Do We Work With?
We work with adults in recovery from poor mental health. People can be referred through mental health services like the NHS or community mental health teams, psychiatric nurses, and occupational therapists.
Alongside this we also receive referrals from other third sector organisations that work in the mental health sector.
A portion of our work is with young people. The aim of this work is to help prevent long-term mental health conditions. We do this by increasing awareness of mental illness, how they can support themselves in maintaining their own mental well-being, and that of the people around them.
Through their involvement in our workshops, we find that their understanding of poor mental health (in terms of themselves and friends) increases.
What is Mental Health?
We believe mental health should be viewed the same as physical health.
We all know what physical health looks like, we know you should have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Physical illness can take so many forms, you can have accidents where injuries occur, short illnesses or long term chromic conditions.
With mental illness, it’s the same. Someone can suffer short term mental distress caused by trauma, or experience chronic long-term mental illness that requires treatment for long periods of time.
Why is what we do important?
Nemo Arts provides opportunities for people to do something different.
It is a safe, non-judgemental environment for people to come along, meet people, and learn a new skill.
Perhaps most important is the social aspect of our workshops. Participants get a chance to meet others who perhaps have similar experiences.