Mental Health Today has published a piece about using art therapy to flourish. It highlights a number of people and organisations using art to address trauma and serious mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, and severe anxiety and depression.

Dr Val Huet, Chief Executive Office of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), as well as Director here at the Oxford College of Arts and Therapies (OCAT), comments in the article,

“Art is really part of our human communication. It’s not so much about self-expression but about communicating about yourself to others, and being understood by someone else when you’re in distress. We all need to feel understood, even if we are absolutely in the depths of psychosis, so feeling seen and recognised by another human being is really important. That’s what art helps people to do.”

Click the link below to be taken to the article in full:

http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk//Using_art_therapy_to_thrive_25769839941.aspx