Arts Therapies – supporting inpatient needs

Organisation : IPCU, St Johns Hospital, NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 3,860

Pilot project to introduce the Arts Therapies to the IPCU ward at St John’s for the first time. By offering a weekly Open Group all patients will be given an opportunity to access psychological treatment meeting Mental Welfare Commission and Royal College of Psychiatry expectations for good inpatient care.

Valuable feedback about the sessions was obtained from participating staff and patients through carefully structured feedback forms for staff and patients