Mission

We create a space for individuals to access independent free thinking creative experiences of quality with professional facilitators that will promote empowerment, recovery and healthy human development in a nurturing and safe space across our local community through a programme of weekly drop in sessions.

Our wish is to enable individuals and groups with mental health issues to connect with our local community to look at creative ways of how we can nurture and help build mentally healthy communities and society as a whole, through peer supported arts programmes.

Our aim is to create a space for individuals to access creative opportunities that will support empowerment, recovery and creative development in a nurturing and safe space through a programme of weekly drop in sessions.

The programme is initiated by individuals who live with enduring mental health issues, for people with mental health issues who live in Reading and the surrounding areas.

We understand that real change is driven by those who know their local community and its people. The Engine Room’s emphasis has always been about giving people with enduring mental health issues the power, skills and encouragement to take a lead in their own local community.

The Engine Room is a project run by our local community for our local community and our collective, united strength, crystal clear vision and unwavering passion is creating a project that challenges the very core of how mental health issues are viewed and how collectively we develop our vision to create a more mentally healthy place to live.