Art Therapy

Research has shown that Art Therapy can help towards the recovery process by enhancing the physical and emotional well being of individuals.

There is a growing body of evidence showing that art therapy improves health and emotional wellbeing. A recent  report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing found that art can help meet challenges in health and social care around, loneliness, mental health and substance use.

Art Therapy can:

  • Help us communicate and reduce anxiety and stress
  • Increase coping skills
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Increase well being
  • Improve emotional stability

Service User's Comments

The relaxed air of the sessions gave me freedom to express stresses, fears and frustrations

For the first time in months I felt liberated because this was something that I felt I had control over

Art therapy isn’t about creating great works of art, but rather a way of helping people express how they feel when words are not enough, or just not to be had

Alcohol and drugs effects the physical, the psychological, your emotions and social relationships. Your entire life changes – you have to re-discover yourself. Art therapy helped me do that