Arts and Creative Therapies

Arts and creative therapies are treatments which involve using arts-based activities in a therapeutic environment, with the support of a trained professional. These can range from dance, drumming or drama to art and craft activities. There is a growing body of evidence showing that art therapy improves health and emotional wellbeing.  

All people who are interested can benefit from the different forms of art therapies – you do not need to have taken part in these activities before.  

Some of the key benefits which have been reported by people who have taken part in art therapy include: 

• Helping communication and reducing anxiety and stress 

• Increased coping skills 

• Improved self-esteem and self-confidence 

• Increased well being 

• Improved emotional stability 

For more information and guidance on art and creative therapies please click on the link below:  

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/arts-and-creative-therapies/about-arts-and-creative-therapies/

Therapeutic dance

Drumming therapy

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