Our Art Therapy programs run throughout the school year, through school facilities in the valley including W.E. Graham Community School, Winlaw Elementary, Brent Kennedy Elementary, Mount Sentinel Secondary, and Sequoia.
Art therapy involves a variety of art materials with which one can play and explore to communicate one’s needs through another form. There is no right or wrong way of making art in art therapy. The focus is on the process of the art making, not necessarily the outcome. You do not need to be an artist to participate, it only requires an interest and a willingness to try, to play and to be creative. Art therapy can help to enhance self esteem, communication skills, self-awareness, problem solving skills, assertiveness, stress reduction, coping skills, expression and acceptance of feelings, and social supports.
If you would like to find out more about art therapy and mental health counselling for children and young people, inquiries can be made through W. E. Graham Community Service Society, or through the relevant school.