2015 GSK IMPACT Awards: CoolTan Arts

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About CoolTan Arts

Based in Southwark, CoolTan Arts help improve the lives of people in mental distress through creativity, self-advocacy and volunteer opportunities.

CoolTan run a vibrant community arts centre and undertake outreach to deliver a wide range of activities that interface with the wider public, helping to support recovery and reduce the stigma of mental distress.

What the judges said:

CoolTan Arts has managed to fuse creativity with support for people with mental health problems in ways which show innovation and real care. It is absolutely embedded in its community and is exemplary in supporting those who traditional services find hard to reach. A continually developing user-led organisation, it is tackling stigma and helping to build recovery.

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