Art Therapy for Children

Tue 28th April 2015

Impact Arts
is seeking referrals for an Art Therapy programme for children affected by drug
and alcohol misuse in the East End of Glasgow. Delivered through The Young Gallery, Scotland’s only gallery
dedicated to showcasing the work of children, the Art Therapy programme is a
creative lifeline that supports and empowers children to cope with their home
environment.

Impact Arts is offering one-to-one Art Therapy sessions for children aged 0-12, with fully
qualified and experienced Art Therapists.

Rob
Gallagher-Reilly, Programme Manager for Impact Arts said:

“Impact
Arts has identified a strong need for a therapeutic programme which will address
the negative effects of drug and alcohol misuse on children in the area. Unfortunately,
Glasgow’s East End experiences these effects at some of the highest rates in
Europe.

“Impact
Arts is working closely with Health, Education and Social Work services in the
East End to achieve best outcomes for the children who engage with the project.
We believe The Young Gallery: Art Therapy Programme will have a profound effect on individual, family and community resilience.

“If you are
a childcare or health professional working in the East End of Glasgow, and have
identified a child that this programme could be of benefit to, I would urge you
to get in touch.”

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Details

More details are available here.

Funded
by: Lloyds TSB Partnership Drugs Initiative, the Robertson Trust, Big Lottery
Communities and Families, Glasgow City Council, Arts and Humanities Research
Council and MacRobert Trust, the Rayne Foundation, SIS, and Children in Need.

Contacts

Further information and how to get involved please
contact Rob Gallagher-Reilly, Programme Manager, 0141 575 3001 or email [email protected].

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