Ānene Charities: Art Refuge and Place2Be

Our Charities - Place2Be and Art Refuge

At Ānene we want to champion mental health as health
  • Adrienne, our founder's mother had mental health challenges all of her adult life
  • Whilst Bridget was a growing up there was a lot of stigma around mental health & not a lot of support

    Our Chosen Charities are Place2Be and Art Refuge

    Place2Be is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools. We believe that prevention is better than cure and providing tools for the younger generation and their carers is paramount to improved understanding and better overall mental health for everyone. 

    10% of profit from clothing sales will go to Place2Be - registered charity numbers: 1040756 and SC038649

    Art Refuge is a charity supporting displaced people through art and art therapy in the UK and internationally, as well as offering crisis support and consultation to frontline staff in relation to Covid 19.
    10% of the sales value of Artwork will be donated to Art Refuge - registered Charity 1114353.
    Where we're going with our support of Mental Health 
    • On reflection we feel like mental health treatments of old were like putting a full body cast on a broken ankle 
    • One of the things that was of most benefit for Adrienne in Bridget's mind was occupational therapy and the feeling of satisfaction she felt in creating something artistic - be it a drawing, a painting or using her hands to craft ceramics. It was such a mindful process with the benefit of learning a new skill as well as learning and creating in a positive environment
    • These are types of opportunities we would like to create and support as a business.