Teapot Trust is currently running an art therapy pilot at Southampton Children's Hospital. The service, supporting children and young people with long-term conditions, is a collaborative one between Teapot Trust and the PEEER (Patient Empowerment, self-Esteem, Employability and Resilience) Project. 

Our art therapist, Pippa Fishlock (pictured above), is providing one-to-one and group art therapy sessions online, widening access to support for children and young people in Southampton and the surrounding areas. Pippa said:

“I feel incredibly privileged to be working with some of the children at Southampton Children's Hospital. Before my work with the Teapot Trust, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside children and young people in London schools and most recently in Tanzania, East Africa. I am so pleased to be continuing my work with these incredibly resilient young people.”

The service aims to support young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing, helping them to mentally overcome challenges linked to their condition by developing healthy coping strategies. The young people have responded very positively to the service and have been enjoying their online sessions with Pippa.