Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy

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Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy

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Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy

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hArt (Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy) exists to offer creative therapeutic and recreational activities to support mental health, wellbeing and wider social issues in people of all ages and abilities.

Covid-19 and hArt

More about hArt

Click here to find out how we're working through the pandemic and emerging from it, as well as how we can support you

Click here to find out more about hArt, what we do, as well as our aims and values


Latest hArt News

Amazing Donation

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hArt has just taken delivery of the most wonderful and meticulously well-organised art materials and equipment. It all belonged to the late Roger Backhouse, and was kindly donated by his children Sally (pictured) and David Backhouse.

From all at hArt, and on behalf of all our Art Therapists, Art Facilitators and all our clients that will get to use Roger's materials, THANK YOU!

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As you know, during October, November and December, hArt were bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative (the blue tokens) to hopefully provide funds for us to run a Creative Wellbeing group based in New Milton.

The blue token scheme has now moved on to three new prospective recipients of the grant, but I'm pleased to say...


...All thanks to you and your votes for us in the Tesco stores. The funds will be put to great use, and more news on the New Milton Creative Wellbeing sessions will follow at a later date.

Thank you everyone. It means a lot.

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hArt would LOVE you to join our new 'Creative Community' group, on Facebook.

There's already some great things on there, including:

* All our latest blogs, which will sooth, inspire and motivate you to enjoy art and nature.

* An excellent video by Jackie at Atticus Arts, showing how happy childhood memories mean ANYONE can have a go at creative writing.

* Great advise from Andy Wright, Art therapist who works with hArt.

There'll be more content from us, and hopefully more content from you too!

We hope to see you there.

Click on the icon below...

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More about hArt, our aims and values...

hArt helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues. Through creative therapy and a range of professionally structured activities, we can help people feel better, build their confidence and allow their self-expression to shine through...

hArt children's creative workshop

...hArt works with people of all ages and abilities, and can offer group programmes and workshops as well as one to one work with fully qualified Art Therapists. hArt also works with experienced teachers, artists and facilitators to offer enjoyable, social activities, bringing people together for relaxation, leisure and learning.

These Doves were created at hArt's Women's Art Exchange (WAX) project

hArt has three broad aims...

To improve mental health, well-being and wider social issues through creative therapies

To increase access to and participation in indoor/outdoor creative activities and to reduce social isolation

To improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages, abilities, gender, culture, race or background in England and Wales

hArt's values...

Our values

Kindness        Support        Respect        Communication












hArt now has a YouTube channel

Click on the YouTube logo to visit hArt's brand new channel. We've kicked things off with two podcasts. Please like, subscribe, share and of course, enjoy!

Art from the hArt Youtube

"I enjoyed the session so much I'm going to buy some art and craft materials to continue to create things with my children" - Workshop attendee


hArt's Facebook feed is below, or for Instagram, click on the icon

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