CAST is a group of people with lived experience of mental health challenges. CAST run weekly creative sessions allowing people to develop their confidence as artists and promote their strengths to Sheffield's communities. They also commission art.

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Weekly sessions

CAST run mental health friendly and fun weekly art and writing groups, and monthly open mic nights.

We currently run some sessions online too. 

You can find out more about the locations and times on the Sheffield Mental Health Guide:

Art for Wellbeing

Writing and Storytelling

Artists’ Gathering Open Mic nights


Our creations

CAST is currently led by volunteers with lived experience of mental health difficulties, and the group has been going for over 11 years. We can’t list everything the group has done over the years, but here are a few highlights.

Exhibitions: CAST have been running exhibitions of work created by Sheffield people who’ve experienced mental health difficulties and distress for over a decade too. Our latest exhibition, where we partnered with Sheffield Health and Social Care, was held online on this website and at the Moor Market. 

HSBC: We were delighted to be commissioned by HSBC to create artwork for their building (see above). You can also see CAST artwork hanging and for sale at the Sheffield Flourish building. 

Art packs: During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 our wonderful team created, packaged and sent out 128 art packs to Sheffield people.

Cards: We regularly use CAST artworks for printing on greetings cards, which we then sell to raise money for the charity. Get in touch on the contact details below if you’d like to buy some. 


People’s experiences

“I find it easier to express my emotions rather than talking to people. I suffer from anxiety and this helps a lot.”
CAST attendee  

Stories from members:

Get in touch 

Email: [email protected]
Call: 0114 273 7009