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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

ART AUCTION COMING SOON – 11-19TH DEC 

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 NHS waiting times are lengthy, exacerbated by COVID-19. We need your help to deliver our services free to those who need it.

PLEASE HELP US RAISE EVEN MORE.

£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. 

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.