Q: I want to get involved – how much does it cost?
A: Sound Minds charges represent fantastic value.If you are a user of mental health services, particularly if you have been in hospital at any time recently, you may be entitled to funding. Ask you Care Coordinator or Social Worker for an assessment for a ‘personal budget’.
Q: I’m a mental health professional and I want to refer someone – how do I go about this?
A: We offer a wide range of arts activities, courses and projects, so it’s best to ask the person to give us a call to talk it through. Alternatively arrange a visit. Once we have agreed the best route for your client, we can go about costing it. Our charges range from as little as £5 per hour.
Q: What is ‘membership’ of Sound Minds?
A: New service users can choose to become members giving 4 months guided use of our studios and a number of other member benefits, including reduced rates on all our courses and projects after the initial 4 month introductory period.We encourage members to become involved in steering and developing the organisation. The current Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the charity are current and former members.Sound Minds offers a range of accredited coursesin arts and Peer support and later in 2011 Sound Minds aims to offer the OCN's Level 2 Award 'Preparing for Self Employment'
Q: Can I volunteer with you?
Q: Sound Minds is great – how else can I help?
A: You can make a donation – more info here, or you could even donate a (non copyrighted) track or beat for us to sell from our site to benefit the charity. Call us to find out how.