Supporting people who may be experiencing mild to moderate “Mental Health” issues and people who may be disadvantaged or socially excluded from the world of work
in Cheshire, Flintshire & Wirral
Welcome to Friendship Matters
We’re a Social Enterprise and Registered Community Interest Company currently operating in our “Friendship Hub” which is based in Sealand, just on the outskirts of Chester on the Cheshire/Flintshire border.
We care about people enjoying good physical and mental health enabling people to be the very best that they can be.
We provide “Creative Healing” supporting people to explore emotions and develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills via the application of ART onto donated furnishings and other objects that are donated to us. It’s a great way for us to save stuff from landfill too!
We also support persons who may be disadvantaged and/or socially excluded from the world of work to explore and develop their own pathways into jobs or self-employment.
We are very proud to be connected with other organisations which are supportive of our work, and are able to send referrals or persons who may benefit from what we can do to help, and vice versa.
We care about people and we care about planet too.
So our “Creative Healing” sessions are about the application of various mediums (paints, laquers, decoupage etc) onto old furnishings and unwanted objects that are donated to us.
Creative Healing is “The creation or appreciation of art used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills“
Friendship Matters is now ready to welcome 6-8 “creative” youths, via Govt KickStart Scheme, who may be in danger of long term unemployment, or who may be considered socially excluded or disadvantaged into our employment.
It’s such an exciting time for all of us and we just know the cross-generational kindness here in our Friendship Hub, as well as all the skills learning and sharing will have a positive impact on lives in short, medium and long term.
What more can we ask for?