Outcomes for children and young people, delivered through one-to-one art psychotherapy and condition-specific art therapy small groups, focus on enabling participants to:

  • articulate feelings they might previously have struggled to understand and express
  • come to accept a diagnosis
  • successfully adhere to medicines that have unpleasant side effects through exploring coping methods
  • learn how to deal with the wider impact of their condition on daily life and relationships
  • overcome fear and anxiety and build resilience
  • not to feel defined by their condition
  • take back some control of their lives at a time when they feel they have very little
  • reduces anxiety and prevents self-harm and suicide ideation.