Frequently asked questions

What is Designs in Mind?

Designs in Mind is a working studio where adults referred through mental health services join the studio as a member of the team, making and designing commissioned artwork and products for retail. We have 25 years of experience that creative challenge, friends and purpose changes minds and transforms lives.

What is JOLT?

JOLT is the retail brand of Designs in Mind. JOLT sells homeware and lifestyle products to retailers across the UK and through our own shop on 15 Cross Street in Oswestry. JOLT challenges the predominant culture of low expectation that surrounds our makers and gets buyers to look beyond the label.

The JOLT shop opened for the first time in Oswestry in 2017 and it has exceeded everyone’s expectations of what a shop can be, or a mental health service. post/2017/08/29/So-much-more-than-a-shop

What is the legal status of Designs in Mind?

Designs in Mind is a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee. 100% of all the profits made by the studio and retail brand JOLT support the continued work and development of the company.

How will my donation be spent?

Raising £40,000 will pay for our JOLT shop lease and overheads over the next 3 years, meaning that everything we earn from the shop can directly fund the studio. Is my payment secure?

Yes, Designs in Mind uses a secure off site payment processor called Stripe to process all transactions.

How can I get more involved?

Your support during this campaign is vital and will help make it a success. If you would like to sign up as an Ambassador to get more people involved please follow, click on the 'Ambassadors' icon at the top of his page. Please RT and share with your network any posts using the #SmashingStigma and include the link to the giving page

I would like to talk to someone about my mental health?

If you need support now please call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

For more information about Designs in Mind and Mental Health support in Shropshire you can find out more here-

How can I get in touch?

The best way to contact us at Designs in Mind is by email to our telephone is only accessed on a Tuesday/ Wednesday and Thursday 01691 655 140