Art therapy can allow a person to tackle difficult subjects such as life-changing events and traumatic experiences.
Never has it been important than now to consider the mental health needs of children and adolescents.
Andrew Wright, an Art Psychotherapist currently working with hArt, explains the benefits of Art Therapy for children and adolescents below…
“Children may not be able to verbally articulate their experiences, but art and play can help them make sense of it and be a window on their world to engage with them. By engaging in interactive sensory experiences, helps children to minimise avoidance of difficult feelings and improves emotional regulation, contributing towards making them whole again.” – Andrew Wright
hArt offers a diverse range of creative therapeutic support packages which can be delivered in schools and privately to support children and adolescents to better manage their mental and emotional health. These programmes can be delivered as face-to-face sessions (covid secure) or as on-line sessions.
Art Psychotherapy as 1-2-1 sessions – recommended as a 12 session programme
For children and adolescents, creative approaches and art making can be a more natural way for them to express themselves and to communicate, which enables them to regulate their emotions in a healthier way.
Children or Adolescent Group Art Psychotherapy – recommended as a 12 session programme
Art Therapy groups allow children to collaborate and interact with others, fostering communication and the development of social skills.
Parent and Child Psychotherapy
Art Therapy aids the development of healthy attachments to others and children and young people who have difficulty expressing themselves in words can find art therapy a particularly valuable way of communicating.
Group Creative Activity Sessions for children
To be delivered as additional lunchtime or after school activity to support mental health in children and adolescents. To reduce anxiety and encourage social interaction.
Group Creative Activity Sessions for School Staff
To be delivered as a half or full staff activity day to engage in the creative process to relieve stress, anxiety and have fun!
If you would like to discuss any of these programmes further, please contact