Arts Together Art Therapy Project

Organisation : Garvald Glenesk
Grant Amount : £ 12,217

We are inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner – highlighting the uniqueness of each individual human. We work with the core principles of dignity, security, privacy, independence, choice and fulfilment.We have over the last year been fortunate to have a trainee Art Therapist working as a volunteer with one of our residents and have seen first-hand the benefits in less anxiety, improved mental health, better social skills and increased confidence.Art therapy increases awareness of self and others. This in turn promotes personal development, coping skills, and enhanced cognitive function. We want to develop this project so that all 12 of our residents can benefit from their skills, and can experience reduced anxiety and better mental health, and we are requesting funding for an Art Therapist for 2 years and the cost of the art materials.