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Art Therapy for Children

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.”



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.


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

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