Sharing Expertise Conference Recordings Teapot Trust had a fantastic day exploring and sharing insight into our art therapy support services at our 2021 Virtual Conference, Sharing Expertise. We shared lessons from our art therapy digital services, heard firsthand accounts from Teapot Trust families, examined the dynamics of partnership working, and explored methods for best practice in the field. Watch some of the recorded sessions below! Introduction: Art Therapy for Paediatric Patients with a Long Term Health Condition Speaker: Ellie Stubbs, Southampton Children's Hospital Watch Ellie Stubbs, a Youth Worker from Southampton Children's Hospital explore the art therapy collaboration between Teapot Trust and the hospital's PEEER Youth Service. Session 1: Part 1: Teapot Trust's Journey into the World of Online Working Speaker: Kirsty Edwards, Teapot Trust Listen to Kirsty, Art Therapy Projects Manager for Teapot Trust, outline the steps Teapot Trust took to ensure the children and families that use our services were continuing to be supported throughout the pandemic. Session 1: Part 2: Online Art Therapy Groups and Workshops Speaker: Megan Keane, Teapot Trust Watch Teapot Trust Art Therapist Megan reveal what digital art therapy groups are like in the context of the pandemic and provide inspiration for art therapy activities that can help children with shared needs. Session 2: Young Voices Speaker: William Watch William, a 13-year-old service user who has used Teapot Trust's services for years, explain what it's like to live with a longterm condition, and how art therapy has helped him. Session 3: Community Partnership Working Contributor: Kristin Abraham, WHALE Arts Learn about the Teapot Trust and WHALE Arts Collaborative Online Project from Kristin Abraham, Accessible Arts Programming Co-ordinator by flipping through her presentation and reading the transcript. Teapot Trust's 2020/2021 Highlights Speaker: Sarah Randell, Teapot Trust Listen to Teapot Trust's CEO, Sarah Randell, reflect on how the charity has had to adapt its services over the last year to ensure the families we help are still receiving the support they need. Session 4: Using the 'other' side of the brain for fun and escape Facilitator: Megan Keane, Teapot Trust The Squiggle game is an easy activity to help children overcome a blank page and get ready for an art therapy session. Watch conference participants create an interactive art piece via Zoom, and hear Megan explain how you can use the activity in different contexts. Session 5: Best Practice in Art Therapy Speakers: Dr Patricia Watts and Dr Simon Hackett, Teapot Trust In this session, Art Therapists Patrica Watts and Simon Hackett explain art therapy best practice, and how their research has provided insight into the efficacy of art therapy. Support for Parents Panelists: Rebecca, Edda, Kirsty Edwards, and Megan Keane This session aimed at parents and carers of young people with chronic conditions, sees Rebecca and Edda (daughter and mother) give a firsthand account of how Teapot Trust's art therapy has helped them. Art Therapist Megan also gives advice to help parents cope. Q & A and Concluding Remarks Panelists: Sarah Randell, Simon Hackett, Megan Keane, and Kate Griffin (WHALE Arts) Concluding Remarks: Liz Kilpatrick, Teapot Trust Chair of Trustees The last session of the day saw the panelists answer remaining questions. Also catch Chair of Trustees, Liz, deliver a takeaway message for all conference participants.