Art therapy

Art therapy promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through the creative process of making art. Our program can help you as a part of your mental health recovery.

 Patients participating in art therapy 

Our collaborative art therapy program is offered in a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging you to use your creative imagination through different art mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, clay and other craft activities.

You may participate in structured group therapy led by a qualified art therapist, or take part in arts and craft sessions where you can learn about a variety of techniques and different individual projects.

You do not need to have artistic skill or talent to take part in art therapy and your needs and abilities are taken into account.

Our art therapists work closely with a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and allied health professionals to help improve your health and wellbeing.

Benefits of art therapy

  • Improves mood and general wellbeing
  • Builds confidence and raises self-esteem
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases mindfulness
  • Helps you manage behaviours or symptoms
  • Helps you identify and communicate feelings
  • Improves motor skills and physical coordination
  • Allows you to work on interpersonal and social skills.

These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and requires your full participation in your care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.