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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. 

WE ARE CONVERTING TO A CHARITY - COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT TRUSTEE?

Untapped are converting from a CIC to a CIO, so we can make even more impact in our dedication to relieving the suffering of vulnerable young people using art and art psychotherapy. WE NEED YOUR HELP. We are looking for trustees – people who professionally or personally have expertise in the following roles- teachers, artists, charity, arts psychotherapists, youth workers, ex-services, accountants, fundraisers. Also, young people! You will be PRACTICAL, INSPIRING & PROGRESSIVE. Could you share this post with anyone suitable? Let us know if you’re interested and would like to attend an informal Discovery/Q&A session. 

We would ask for 3 hours commitment 4 times a year as a minimum.

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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.