to make a difference
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.
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
Kindness Support Respect Communication
Covid-19 and hArt
We are all in the middle of a very challenging situation, and hArt is very aware that people are feeling worried, and we are looking for ways to offer some help and support online. Please bear with us as we work to put these together on social media and through our website over the coming week or so.
Meantime, have a look at our latest news (below), including podcasts and the brilliant 'Nest' project, as well as our Facebook page (link above), where the hArt Online Community is ready to welcome you.
Please note that while the hArt office has re-opened recently, it is not open full time due the Corona Virus. Calls to our landline are being re-routed to a hArt team member’s mobile, and this is available from 10-4 Monday to Friday.
This is not intended to be an advice line, as we are not able to offer this service, but can offer information and contact information about other services who may be able to help you in these challenging times.
We hope this helps.
Stay safe and well, take care of yourself and your loved ones –
Love from hArt
Latest hArt News
Podcast featuring our very own CEO, Annie Jeffery!
Friend of hArt and owner of Atticus Arts, Jackie Goddard (above), has made an insightful and fascinating podcast with Annie. Annie is not just our founder and chair of trustees, she's also an artist and philanthropist, and in this podcast Annie and Jackie discuss the therapeutic value in hitting a piece of stone with a hammer, Grayson Perry in lockdown and the benefits of non judgemental art therapy for our mental health and well being.
For both the Youtube and Podbean version, go to our News & Gallery.
hArt is extremely pleased to announce both two new trustees AND a new patron. Click here for further details.
Exciting new collaborative project
hArt, along with Spud and New Forest District Council (NFDC) are proud and exited about this New Forest-based project.
Check out the video, and for more info, click here!
"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...