Welcome to the Lime Art Portal

An online creative space for NHS & Sodexo staff at Manchester Foundation Trust
Register with Lime Arts and access free workshops. You can also submit and share artwork with others in our MFT creative community.

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Featured Project

CREATE+

AN ARTS REFERRAL SERVICE FOR MFT STAFF

No arts experience necessary! Create+ is an arts referral programme that uses creative activity as a tool to improve self-care and wellbeing for MFT staff who are returning to work after sick leave and staff who are in work but who need some ‘time out’ due to high levels of stress/anxiety.

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WHAT’S ON

Lunchtime Concert Series @ MREH

LIVE MUSIC Concert Series

Lime’s popular Lunchtime Concert Series, now in its eighth year, sees over 100 concerts taking place annually and gives hospital visitors, patients, and staff a chance to enjoy live concert…

Mon 25 Mar 2024 – Wed 31 Jul 2024

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Atrium

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Lime – A Retrospective

MFT managers find out how Create+ can support your staff

Lime CCU Festival 2023 Highlights

Lime CCU Festival Symposium 23023

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‘Lime should be very proud of the way they have planned and delivered a programme of support for our staff and patients over such a long period of time. It is indeed a jewel in the MFT crown.’

Kathy Cowell OBE, DL, MFT Trust Chairman

‘It a breath of fresh air amidst a turbulent time at work. I’m used to providing a similar experience for my patients but to experience it for myself was truly appreciated.’

PLAY SPECIALIST, STEM CELL UNIT, RMCH

‘Attending the workshop was an island of calm in a busy week.’

ADOLESCENT CI CO-ORDINATOR, AUDIOLOGY, MRI

‘The workshop environment is calm and light which made the experience feel very relaxing and I definitely felt the whole team relax on arrival. Perfect for teambuilding!’

SERVICE MANAGER, VASCULAR CENTRE, MRI

‘Congratulations on the event. It is very exciting to see all that is happening in Greater Manchester around the arts, health and wellbeing agenda.’

Producer, Big Anxiety Festival, Australia, CCU Festival 2022

‘It was wonderful to have the opportunity to create some art after a stressful day at work. It helped me relax, put things into perspective, and helped me reflect on how I’ve been feeling. Everyone should try this!’

COUNCELLING CO-ORDINATOR, MACMILLAN, MRI

‘The workshop made me feel valued as an employee and that my wellbeing is important to my employer.’

HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PRACTITIONER, HEALTHY SCHOOLS, WYTHENSHAWE

‘I loved the safe quiet gentle space with kind caring creative people. The artist was amazing and inspiring, Lime staff were just lovely!’

Speech & Language Therapist, Trafford Local Care Organisation

‘After a stressful time at work and in my life also, it was perfect to sit and do something I would never normally do. To use my hands and a part of my brain that I miss using.’

Counsellor, SARC, St Mary’s Hospital

‘I lost myself in the moment. Time just disappeared whilst my mind was focusing on my art work.’

Business Director, Wythenshawe Hospital

Gallery

Create+ participant blockprinting at the Lime Studio with artist Colette Whittington
Staff Member shows off mask created as part of our Create+ programme
MFT staff member molding pinch pot on a Lime Teambuilding Workshop
MFT staff preparing their silkscreens on Lime Teambuilding Workshop
Nurses show off their creations – Felt flowers made on a Lime Teambuilding Workshop
Lime lead artist shows off mask designed as part of our Create+ programme
Cacophony Arkestra perform at the Lime Arts Festival in costumes made with the help of MFT staff at a drop in workshop at the Lime Studios
Clay Heads created by MFT staff on our Create+ programme

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