The Centre is run by the South West Surrey Association for Mental Health and is based in Guildford. It was founded in 1981. It is open three days a week and providing a safe space where everyone is welcomed as a person – not a diagnosis. It offers a timetable of activities including occupational therapy, art therapy, crafts, and social activities such as bingo, poetry and discussion groups, plus trips and outings. More than 70 people benefit each year.
The Foundation has made a grant of £3,000 which will fund the Centre’s weekly art therapy class. Around 20 people take part and benefit from improved wellbeing, increased confidence, and increased social inclusion.