Winner of Scottish Government’s Advancing Healthcare Award in 2018 for improving quality: measuring and demonstrating impact
Running in North Ayrshire & Falkirk and Renfrewshire, Art Wise aims to help families meet their individual needs, to thrive and to stay together. Providing parents/carers with therapeutic and creative support to better understand their child(ren’s) behaviour, develop tools to connect, communicate and support their children to identify their own needs and coping strategies using art and creativity.
Working with our qualified Art Therapist and Wellbeing Support Worker through a mix of parents/carer sessions and whole family creative play sessions you will be able to connect with other parents, access peer support, and develop your local support networks by linking in with other local organisations which can support other aspects of family life e.g. benefits, welfare, food security, relationship support, nutrition etc.
The programme will run in 10 week blocks, with follow up sessions.
This programme is funded by the Whole Family Wellbeing fund.
Our Artist in Residence programme brings the most exciting visual artists to Primary School children living in disadvantaged communities, who are unlikely to have opportunities for creative expression; are least likely to have ready access to arts materials in their own home; and are least likely to visit galleries. Work, co-produced with children, gives them an opportunity to be heard & seen and is curated through high quality exhibitions that celebrate achievements.
If your Primary School is interested in getting involved then please get in touch.
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.
Read about our three types of Art Therapy below!
Family Approach involves a child and their parent or carer in joint sessions with a focus on strengthening their relationship through mutual understanding.
It allows both children and parents and carers to process their own emotions and develop positive coping skills, and for parents and carers to better understand their child’s social and emotional needs.
Our fully trained and qualified creative practitioners provide children with a range of complimentary creative opportunities, while encouraging children to interact with natural materials and their surroundings – designed to spark the imaginations of children, allowing them to explore new ideas and activities which are fun and designed to increase physical activity and engagement with the environment.
From creating abstract sculptures out of organic materials found in the park to building “birds’ nests” or dens, or doing forest treasure hunts, storytelling and painting with mud, Creative Play will ignite children’s imagination and encourage a deeper and more creative contact with the outdoors.
Ages 3 – 12