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‘Art therapy helped me to understand my childhood trauma and overcome the effects’. (Former client)
Untapped are a social enterprise dedicated to relieving suffering using creativity. We campaign for more funding to be available for Art Therapy in Schools and Education, and work hard to raise awareness about the benefits of Art Therapy and creativity for mental well-being.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY? Art Therapy is the process of creating art with the guidance and support of a professional art therapist, and is a type of psychotherapy. Through the process of making art, young people are able to explore their inner world, develop greater self-awareness, express thoughts and feelings, access creativity and self-esteem, and better cope with stress. The opportunity to fully explore unconscious and conscious feelings using art materials in place of the pressure to communicate verbally provides an unique freedom. Art Therapy is proven to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, addiction, mental health diagnoses, as well as difficulties related to learning or physical disabilities, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.
It is suitable for young people aged 13-18 (25 with disabilities) suffering from anxiety, isolation, loneliness and mild SENDMH/ASD/ADHD.Being on a CAMHS waiting list is fine. It is not suitable for anyone who is actively suicidal/self-harming or already seeing a psychological therapist.
WHERE IS IT BEING HELD? The Old School House, Gladstone Mews, Boscombe BH7 6BG
WHEN DOES IT START? GROUP 2 – Tues 1st Nov 2022 4.15pm – 5.45pm (no sessions on 27th Dec & 3rd Jan)
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE THERE? We will run 12 sessions per group of 8 people, three times throughout the year.
What is Art Therapy? Here, Sue explains the basics. Please get in touch if you’d like an informal chat about how art therapy can support you….