Art Psychotherapy (Health in Mind)

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind

Description

This service gives people the opportunity to work with their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing using art materials alongside talking.

You will learn more about yourself, your relationships, and your feelings and through this awareness begin to make changes in your life. One-to-one therapy and group work are available.

The art materials can give a voice to feelings that are hard to express. Sometimes words may not be easy, but squeezing wet sticky clay, drawing, painting, or cutting things up can give expression to something deep down. 

Health in Mind can work with you if you have suffered trauma, abuse, loss and are struggling with the impact of this.

Health in Mind is now starting to see the group and individual clients in public venues, with Covid-19 measures in place.  The team understands that for some people this is not an option, and they will continue to offer a blended approach with some parts of the service being offered on the telephone and online.

Online Art therapy group

Health in Mind is currently offering a weekly Art therapy group on Monday from 1.00-2.30pm on Zoom. This is open to anyone who has been referred or has self-referred to the Art Psychotherapy service and who is not currently engaged in either of our groups or who has just recently ended their therapeutic support.

The group does not require weekly attendance and can be used as frequently or infrequently as you like. Attending this group does not affect your position on the Art Psychotherapy waiting list for one-to-one or long-term group support.

Health in Mind asks that anyone intending to join, please email the team by midday on the day you wish to attend.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Please get in touch with Health in Mind via its website about its Midlothian services: https://bit.ly/3raNul3

There is currently a waiting list for one-to-one art psychotherapy. However, the team are prioritising assessments and individuals can access the online weekly group as soon as they have had an initial referral meeting. New referrals are offered an initial assessment of up to 3 sessions with a further session to review. This helps to determine whether art psychotherapy support is appropriate and to potentially signpost you to other support.

If you would like more information or are interested in referring yourself or someone else please email: Louise.Johnston@health-in-mind.org.uk

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

Currently, this service is being provided over video and phone.

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed


Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Creative
Families
Learning, employability, volunteering
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women

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