What is it?
A gentle nonintrusive method of working with children and young people who need extra help supporting their emotional and learning needs. It involves using the process of creating art to encourage expression and communication for healing, developing coping strategies and to promote better mental health and wellbeing.
What we do
This therapy is available to pupils across all key stages of school. Identified students work one to one with a trained practitioner, for 45 min per week for twelve weeks.
Common art mediums used within the art process include:
- Pencil Drawing
During these sessions students have the opportunity to talk about their art and express any feelings or worries that they want to share in a safe calm environment.
What Impact it has?
- Promotes mental and physical wellbeing
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves communication and social skills
- Reduces aggression and agitation
- Improves self esteem
- Builds trust and self confidence
- Encourages imagination
- Creates self-awareness