MHCCI is a local nonprofit that helps adults managing mental health. We are looking for volunteers for our art program! Your talent and passion in this area may be in crafts, drawing, painting, music or drama. Studies indicate how enjoying the arts benefit mental health by reducing stress, boosting self-esteem, promoting creative thinking and increasing empathy. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy art and will lead a group activity for 40-60 minutes once a week.
About Mental Health Community Centers, Prospect House
240B S TUTTLE AVE, SARASOTA, FL 34237, US
MHCC provides a safe environment, promoting wellness, for individuals managing mental health.
MHCC provides opportunities to enhance emotional health through situation-solution discussions and support groups, goal setting and performance sessions, a friendly caring atmosphere, and social activities to assist in problem-solving. We also offer vocational and educational training opportunities such as computer training, cooking, nutrition, creative arts, self-esteem building activities, independent living skills, etc. Social and recreational activities offered include beach/picnic outings, theater, library, physical fitness, sporting events, bowling, visits to local attractions.
At MHCC, peers support one another in reciprocal relationships. Peers have "been there, done that" and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. Research has shown that peer-run self-help groups yield improvement in psychiatric symptoms resulting in decreased hospitalization, larger social support networks and enhanced esteem and social functioning.