Monday, 15 September 2014

Referrals open for new Art Therapy programme

We are running a new Art Therapy (aka Art Psychotherapy) programme running from now until end of May 2015.

Delivered through 4 groups including 1 women only, 1 men only and 2 mixed gender groups per week.

The mixed gender groups have a focus on supporting both mental health through Art Psychotherapy and creative skills through volunteer artist involvement in a therapy studio style programme.

If you know anyone who would benefit from being involved and needs support for the psychological wellbeing contact SOLA's Art Psychotherapist Adele Spiers on or 0151 726 8440 for a referral form.

Funded by ESF Grants, WEA and Comic Relief

It's been a while since we last posted!

It's been sooo long it feels since we last posted- why? Well we've just been sooooo busy.

We've had a great first FESTIVAL 31 with over 65 individuals and organisations involved and 45 activities over the month- amazing, then we ran several strands of a great playscheme with MPAC supporting Eritrean families and Romanian Roma families. We've been working with Merseyside Expanding Horizons and Refugee Action on a INSart arts for employability and integration EU funded project. We've continued Peacemakers with Aspire Trust, we've been running and started a new Art Psychotherapy programme, continued our work with Family Refugee Support Project for Art Psychotherapy with one child and family, run workshops with Knowsley Siblings Group around henna art, adventured and enjoyed for a 7th year running children's cultural art workshops at WOMAD festival and taken part in a Mondrian style living artwork at Liverpool Pierhead with Tate Liverpool and Open Culture. Oh yes, been on film for The One Show and yesterday on BBC Radio Merseyside. 
And finally we've been continuing our Dementia & Art Psychotherapy programme for people with Dementia and carer. And that's only some of what we've been up to with our wee team of part-time staff, volunteers and lots of passion and commitment. PHEW!

SO, over the next few weeks we will be updating the blog to show and celebrate these and more of our recent activities. Hope you enjoy!!!