About Art Matters

Art Matters is a community arts studio and centre of wellbeing and mindfulness.

As part of the mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, Art Matters aims to connect communities and provide pathways to recovery.

At the heart of everything we do, lies hope, respect, enabling and inclusion.
Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual.
Respect: valuing differences and all contributions.
Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals.
Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.

Who we are

Redhill Art Matters is a social enterprise service built to help people living with mental ill health re-gain important life skills in employment and volunteering in a safe and friendly environment.

What we do

Established in 1995, Art Matters is a community arts studio and centre of wellbeing, mindfulness and growth, aiming to connect communities and provide creative pathways to recovery.

The studio offers a person-centred and supportive environment, in which service users are encouraged to explore their creativity, curiosity, and develop new skills and confidence, working as artists alongside experienced and creative staff and volunteers.

Individuals are encouraged to set themselves goals and take ownership of their development pathways, building on personal strengths and aspirations in a shared and inclusive environment.

We work directly with Richmond Fellowship’s East Surrey Community Connections services.

Who we help

Applicants to Art Matters should be over 18, live in Surrey, have a recognised mental health diagnosis and an interest in exploring creative opportunities.

Individuals may already be accessing Richmond Fellowship’s Community Connections services in Redhill, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge.

Getting referred

Self referrals, GP practices and organisations providing services to people with a mental health diagnosis.

Additional info

Download our service leaflet for further information.
To make a self referral please fill out our referral form.

Our Approach

The studio offers a personal approach, in which artists are encouraged to explore their creativity; in this way artists can develop new skills and confidence.

If you feel that your mental health would benefit through attending Art Matters, please contact the studio for more information; enrolment is by referral, you can download the referral form here.