We believe that a person cannot be explained through a medical diagnosis and that most mental distress is caused by social circumstances often outside the person’s control.
A medical diagnosis can offer relief at start by naming the problem but on the other hand can disempower by labelling and by putting the spotlight on a person’s deficits and disorders which can only further perpetuate their negative self-beliefs.
We began as a peer support and recreational art group in 1995 and over time we developed our ground-breaking art as therapy programme together with our members.
Today our programme combines four elements that we have found to be essential to empower people on their recovery journey and to make strides in life:
• Art for Self-Development
• 1:1 Coaching and Mentoring
• Peer Companionship
• Time to process life experiences