A working studio & shop- together we're finding ways to live life and challenge mental health stigma
We create high quality ambitious and experimental art & design work and products for retail sold through our brand JOLT. We see the transition from members only coming out to Designs in Mind, to doing their own shopping, meeting their children from school, joining other groups, volunteering or going back to work. Our work makes people say 'Wow'! We exceed people's expectations and in turn people living with mental health challenges have a different platform from which to take on the world.Why the community needs us
Our shop 'Jolt' is a special place, on the high street making mental health visible and part of the everyday conversation. Stories are shared over the till or a cup of tea about medication, fears & life. For those who can't or don't want to take the step to engage with statutory services, they can come and be treated with respect and compassion and be listened to.Our impact on the community
95% of members report increased wellbeing... 60% of members involved in planning, decision making, and business development... 65% of members report they are more active in their local community because they come to Designs in Mind... 100% of members report increased social network and reduction in isolation. "The measure of its success is illustrated in my own journey from absolute wreck to fully functioning individual. I now Chair the Executive Group, I am a Director and a regular volunteer"
Great listeners and an interest in what happens when friends, purpose and creative challenge collide