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Where We Work

We work indoors and outdoors, across the New Forest, Dorset and into Wiltshire.   


We are able to tailor-make programmes for clients with particular challenges, as well as offering one to one work where required.   

hArt. Art Therapy. Lymington Art Therapy. Wednesday wellbeing. Lymington. Drop in art sessions.

hArt enjoys going out and about, working indoors and outside, in beautiful locations. We work with schools, colleges, care homes and in village halls, with groups and individuals, and are happy to travel where ever we are invited. 

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“I am proud of myself, I usually don’t do art as I have no inspiration or vision but today I saw the wool and instantly had an idea and went with it.” - Service user

“Such a relaxing session with lots of materials and guidance.  Had lots of laughs and encouragement too.” - Service user

Art Therapy - What is it?

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We work with art therapists, music therapists and drama therapists.


A qualified Art Psychotherapist will have completed a BA, followed by 1,500 supervised volunteer hours before they can progress to their MA. This can take up to seven years to complete and we are fortunate to have links with a growing number of these highly skilled professionals. BAAT website :

hArt. Art Therapy. Art Psychotherapy. Lymington charity. Social Prescribing. Group art sessions. Feathers. Butterfly.
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Creative Wellbeing Groups

These sessions take place in three locations across the area. All the details are here.
The sessions are open-studio style drop-in groups.
We'd love to see you in either Lymington, Fordingbridge or Hythe and we are planning delivery in new locations early in 2022.
More details on our Creative Wellbeing groups here.

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Arts on Prescription

These are sessions for adults only that have been referred to us by Social Workers, GP's, Social Prescribers or can even be self-referral. They're closed groups run over a 12 week period by an Art Psychotherapist, assisted by one of our excellent volunteers.
The Arts on Prescription groups form the first step in our progression model, details of which, along with all the groups can be found here.

Art psychotherapy. Lymington charity. Childrens art therapy. Support for children in need. Art therapy in schools.

1-2-1 working

hArt runs one to one art therapy sessions. These give a really personalised experience for the recipient and allow artistic expression to flow in the comfort of a more relaxed, quieter environment.

For further details on how to book one of these sessions, please contact us.

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Art Therapy for Education

hArt runs pre-planned and completely bespoke programmes for schools. Full details of our services for education can be found here.

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Children's Art Therapy

hArt has previously run a very successful programme for young children affected by domestic abuse, funded by Children In Need, and aims to offer similar programmes again in the future.

Lymington charity. hArt. Outdoor art. art psychotherapy. Totton college. Brockenhurst college. hart. Art in the enviroment. young people.

Outdoor Projects

For several years, hArt has delivered outdoor projects for people of all ages at various locations, offering opportunities for creative work inspired by the environment alongside some hands-on practical skills, working with a fully qualified art psychotherapist and an experienced woodsman. We looking forward to delivering more brilliant outdoor projects as soon as we are allowed in 2021.

Community support. Silverlinks. elderly support. Lymington. hart. Dementia support. Helping the elderly.

Inter-generational Events

We like to bring together people of all ages around creative activities and have offered memory box projects, working with pupils from local junior schools and residents from care homes who shared memories of school days.

We have also run drum circles for a variety of age groups and look forward to offering similar events in the coming year.

What is



You may have heard the term Social Prescribing? It is a term that is becoming more and more widely used, and it refers to health care professionals providing information to patients to find support that exists within the community to improve their health and wellbeing.

To read more, including the goals of Social prescribing and why hArt are excited to be involved, click here.

Check out just some of the things hArt does below...

What is Arttherapy


"A wonderful charity making a real difference to many people, young and not so young, through the use of art therapy and creative activities in our local community." - Anne Moxom, hArt Volunteer

We are always pleased to meet new people who are interested in volunteering with us. We have specific roles to fill, from trusteeship to supporting our art therapists and artists. We offer training and support. Please get in touch here.

Volunteering. hart volunteers. arts bus. social prescribing. New Forest. Lymington.
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