ArtTherapy4All is a community interest company offering a high quality professional art therapy service, which ranges from individual therapy sessions to running groups, workshops and larger creative projects. We also aim to raise awareness of art therapy through providing information about the benefits of art therapy as a creative and therapeutic tool for different service users.
- 4 December 2017
- Arts, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Community organisations, Education Sector, Health, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Schools, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Haringey Dementia Action Alliance, Barnet Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We offer art therapy groups for care home residents with dementia. Art therapy enables the expression of emotions, encourages creatvity and developing new skills, it is empowering and can help build self-esteem.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Poor awareness of art therapy's benefits amongst care home staff. It is often viewed as an entertainment rather than as part of a health care programme.
Funding Art Therapy
We are applying for funding to be able to offer low cost/free art therapy groups for carehomes who lack creative therapies and struggle to afford it.
Raising awareness of the benefits of art therapy for Dementia
We aim to educate care staff and other carers about the benefits of an art therapy programme for people with Dementia. We are doinf this via leaflets, posters and experiential workshops for staff.
- Being implemented
Providing training opportunities for student therapists
We offer quality clinical placements for art therapists in training, for up to a year. This enables them to gain valuable experience of working with people with Dementia.
- Being implemented