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 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.
“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 : www.baat.org
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.
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"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.