Some people experience more than their fair share of difficulties which can lead to a mental health breakdown.
We believe that a person cannot be explained through a medical diagnosis and that most mental distress is caused by social circumstances often outside the person’s control.
A medical diagnosis can offer relief at start by naming the problem but on the other hand can also disempower by putting the spotlight on a person’s deficits and disorders no medication can cure.
The people we support feel stuck with poor mental health and are some of our city’s most marginalised and socially isolated. However, at Arty-Folks we know that underneath and despite all the trauma and hurts, there is an unbroken spirit still seeking to grow.