Lapinlahden Lähde is located in the old Lapinlahti psychiatric hospital in Helsinki. It serves as a centre for mental well-being and cultural events, and it is open to the public every day. It organises seminars, gatherings and various events pertaining to culture and welfare. It also provides venues for the aforementioned activities. Moreover, it hosts art exhibitions in the Corridor Gallery in the main building and in the Open Space gallery in the Venetsia building located on the shore. Café Lähde in the main building is a lively forum that provides both salty and sweet treats. The old sauna of Lapinlahden Lähde is heated regularly and it provides both mental and physical relaxation for locals and visitors alike. The museum showcasing the history of the area and mental health care, called Mental Museum, is located on the ground floor of the main building, adjacent to Café Lähde . In addition, there is the Lähteen Puoti shop in which visitors can purchase handcrafted works from a selection produced by independent artists. Or perhaps one could enter Patina next door, a shop dealing in wholesale second-hand goods.
Every week, Lapinlahti organises various events, lectures, seminars and discussions. It also provides venues for them. We do, in fact, have about 300 events a year and 70 000 visitors. Please, visit our event calendar and Facebook page for more information on current events.
The café offers fresh baked treats and buns, soup lunches and a working place for people to thrive.