Sunday, 6 October 2013

Art Therapy In The Community

We have started the new brief programme of Art Therapy and are grateful to Trafford Hall DIY Fund for providing the first bit of funding towards this.

This is our 2nd Art Therapy programme coming under our 'Art Therapy In The Community' offer. This next stage of provision will run for 12-weeks, between October 2013 and January 2014.

We will be offering opportunity for both individual and group work.

This brief intervention programme focuses on supporting people from black and minority communities in Liverpool. Specifically, we are looking to engage people who are;
  •  currently not under NHS Mental Health services
  •  being discharged from NHS Mental Health services
  • refugees or asylum seekers

The programme will be delivered by our experienced arts practitioner and now qualified Art Therapist, Adele Spiers.

The Art Therapy Drop-In Studio, will be accepting referrals from support agencies, health services and community projects from mid October. Watch this space for more info... 

NOTE: The individual sessions are currently full, but people can still be referred for individual support, although currently this would be charged at a reduced community rate. Just email or call us to find out more.

Working with volunteers for better awareness of mental health illnesses and distress has already begun, with 2 of a 3 x 1/2 day training programme run by Adele.

Volunteers have already commented on how much better they are aware of and understand Art Therapy and it's benefits. As well as this, volunteers have been able to explore how mental health and psychological difficulties can evolve, how mental distress can be experienced and supported, and the different types of mental health problems that we can experience.
 











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