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Creative Wellbeing

Group or one to one creative, expressive wellbeing sessions for people who are recovering from trauma or noticing a decline in their wellbeing.

Our Creative Wellbeing Specialist staff typically have degree level in the relevant arts in health course. They would have years of experience and hold additional specialisms within the therapeutic practice. They are skilled at supporting and holding difficult behaviours or taboo subjects and can offer a unique programme specific to that person or group to achieve their outcomes and goals.

Sessions are tailored to suit the needs and abilities of the client.  We focus on giving people a safe space for artistic expression, facilitating communication, nurturing self-esteem, building a sense of belonging, tackling difficulties and restoring well-being.  Our facilitators use a mix of art forms – art, music, dance and drama – specifically tailored to the engagement style of the person they are working with.

Creative Expressive Wellbeing one to one sessions are ideally suited to people who need in depth support to cope with difficulties and prevent them escalating, and who might find it difficult to work in a group.  This might include people whose behaviour might distress or disrupt the engagement of other clients in a group setting.

The only people who might be excluded from one-to-one work are people whose behaviour poses a risk to our staff.  In these instances, we may suggest that people also purchase an “Added Support” package, enabling a safer two to one ratio in their sessions.

Added Support Package for creative sessions

For clients who have additional needs, an additional trained worker, known as a Creative Wellbeing Enabler, can be added to provide a 2 to 1 ratio in one to one sessions, or 1-1 support in group settings.

An additional trained worker can be added to another package to increase staff ratios.  This might be useful for clients who exhibit extremely challenging behaviour thus might need 2 to 1 support in one to one sessions, or clients who would like to engage in a group but need one to one support to do so.  This provides an alternative to clients with higher levels of need bringing their own carer. Please note, expressive enablers provided under an Added Support Package are unable to provide personal care.

They do however help overcome restrictions a person might otherwise face, as they increase support ratios and provide 1-1 enablement.

Please feel free to get in touch to enquire further.