What we do

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Art & DESign workshops

The art and design workshop meets every Thursday afternoon at SMART. Tools and materials are provided, just bring yourself! A chance to practice artistic skills, socialize, relax and have fun.


Members can gain support in finding out about mainstream community activities including courses and voluntary opportunities. Whether it is a hobby or a way of getting back to work, the Bridge Building team will help Members achieve their aims. This service is available outside of SMART by request.

Download an info pack about the Bridge building project
Café & Catering

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are served from 10.00am to 4.00pm. We offer paid, voluntary and training positions in the kitchen and on the counter. There is always a healthy option and our chefs keep up-to-date with what food is good for mental health. The café hosts a variety of taster sessions and workshops – from yoga to art – that are open to all. Just check our calendar for upcoming events
Download an info pack about the café

Crafts/Jewellery making

An Art group run by a local artist. Held every other Tuesday, from 2.00 – 4.00pm. Come along, whatever your ability.

Gardening project

The gardening project is just beginning to offer voluntary and paid work opportunities to those who want to get involved in growing and composting


The Music project has been running since 2005. It began as collaboration between SMART and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and was a weekly musical gathering in the SMART café.

Now it is a dynamic and ever-evolving project with a variety of participatory music groups and events, including bands, singers, workshops and courses and a drop-in session.

The SMART music café drop in session runs on Wednesdays from 2.00 -4.00pm – open to all. Just come down and enjoy tea, cake, good company, and great music. All abilities and musical tastes welcome!

Download an info pack about the music project


Members will be able to use tools and practical skills to make and create things, learn how to do practical tasks at home (like put up shelves) and upcycling projects.


What is the difference between a member and a non member?