We are a therapeutic arts organisation, who have been leading the field in delivering creative interventions to children and young people for nearly 20 years. We do this by providing art, music, movement and drama therapy on a one to one basis or as part of group work. Based in Glasgow, we are a not for profit organisation with charitable status. Our working history has been predominantly in the West of Scotland, where we have developed long term relationships with partners and stakeholders, to develop our unique therapeutic service. We work across a variety of settings which include; health, social work, education and the community. All of our staff are fully qualified arts therapists and we regularly extend our practices to work with professional artists, musicians and drama workers.
The arts therapies offer a non-intrusive way of engaging with vulnerable and marginalised children and young people, enabling them to cope with life challenges, build resilience and self esteem, and gain confidence. Therapy based on creative activities is known to have a positive impact on health and well being, and can reduce anxiety and depression. Children are able to develop coping strategies, learn to understand and express their feelings in a healthy way and reduce their social isolation by learning positive ways of relating in groups. Importantly, social Inclusion is at the heart of all the work we do and by forming links with more mainstream arts organisations, we encourage children and young people into art activities in their local area once therapy comes to an end.
Marbles: Lost and Found
We are excited to be launching our inaugural mini-festival Marbles: Lost and Found this October, which will be part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017.
This festival is bursting with funny and moving animations, an inspirational exhibition with guided tours by our art therapists, thought provoking panel discussions, and a professional development training programme for artists, therapists, educators and support workers.
Creative Therapies is a company Limited by Guarantee No. 166767 Registered Charity No. SCO24982