The Restoration Trust
There is a chasm between what people living with serious mental health challenges need, and what is on offer. We use heritage and creativity to improve people’s mental health without relying on services. Exploring the compelling histories of patients in 19th century lunatic asylums, or sensory immersion in mysterious ancient landscapes reignites people’s curiosity and love of life.
Refocussing early intervention and prevention away from institutions and into communities overcomes systematic exclusion from amazing cultural assets that belong to us all. Weaving partnerships and groups into new communities has long term impacts on people and places. Participants are partners, so together we highlight people’s interest and skills through meaningful involvement. We call this Culture Therapy, and we want it to be everyday good practice by 2027