In light of COVID-19 we have had to take the difficult decision to stop all our face-to-face delivery. As a result, our work with children has been put on pause. We continue to monitor the situation and hope to resume these programmes shortly.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy offers a safe relaxed space for children to express themselves through creativity and play.
Sessions work on the basis that it can be easier to address difficult emotions through art than talking about them directly. In sessions, art therapists offer support and help children get a better understanding of their worries and concerns.
Children can find the process of creating, playing and making relaxing. It can offer relief from any stress or anxiety they may be feeling and it can help with building confidence and coping skills.
Who is eligible?
Therapy is available for children living in North Ayrshire aged 5-12 who are experiencing:
- Low confidence or self-esteem
- Challenging experiences at home or at school
- Loss or change
- Social or emotional difficulties
What we offer
Impact Arts offers three models of art therapy:
- One-to-one art therapy: One-to-one sessions between a child (aged 5-12) and an art therapist
- Parent/carer-child art therapy: Sessions involving a child (aged 5-12) their parent/carer and an art therapist, which helps develop bonding and attachment
- Therapeutic group work: Working in partnership with schools, an art therapist works with groups of up to six children aged 5-12 (group work is also available for those aged up to 15).
Our art therapists
Impact Arts' therapists are all registered and regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). All staff are required to join the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme.
Make a referral
If you know of a child who could benefit from this service, are interested in making a referral, or would like to find out more, please call Danielle Devin at Impact Arts on 01294 273 051 or email email@example.com.
The programme is funded by the Bank of Scotland Foundation, the Volant Trust, Foundation Scotland, the Robertson Trust, the Scottish Children's Lottery and the Rayne Foundation.
The team at Impact Arts work hard to secure over £1.5m of funding per year to provide life changing creative experiences for more than 5000 people.
You can help us achieve this target through making a single gift, or a regular donation. Thank you.