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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. 

PLEASE HELP US TO REDUCE YOUTH SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM in bcp

We provide Art Psychotherapy to vulnerable young people in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Referrals to our service have increased by 80% during the pandemic. Not all of those families can afford to pay for a private Art Psychotherapist, and unfortunately the NHS/CAMHS is in crisis, with waiting times up to 2 years. We need your help to deliver our services free to those who need it.

Sue, our CEO is running 2 marathons in a month to raise money for this cause.

We need the money by mid September, when most young people return to school. £3000 means we can deliver 12 sessions to 5 young people OR 15 sessions of Group Art Therapy to 8 young people. We hope to beat that target with your help.

DONATE HERE

 

 

FREE ART THERAPY GROUP (young people) Funded by Local Connections Fund

THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN GROUP 2, starting soon

Email us  – info@untapped.org.uk to book an initial consultation.

WHO IS IT FOR? This group is for anyone aged 13-18 yrs old. This online group is run by an experienced Art Psychotherapist who also works in Camhs. Sue is HCPC registered, insured and DBS checked.

 

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.

WHAT WILL WE DO? We’ll spend time together thinking/talking about any difficulties we’re facing, making art about those feelings, then re-group at the end to talk about our artwork (if we want to).

HOW DOES AN ART THERAPY GROUP SUPPORT ME? Art Therapy is effective in supporting people who might struggle with traditional talking therapy. Working in a group has the advantage of feeling part of a collective system with others who may be experiencing similar challenges.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION? Each session lasts 1.5 hours

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE? email us at info@untapped.org.uk to book an initial consultation.