Creative and Play Therapy allows C&YP to express their emotions and develop the tools they require to cope with their challenges.
The program will include the following:
• Lego therapy (based on the principles of 'serious play' shown here https://youtu.be/n6Lg1htX5nw).
• Art Therapy is another form of psychotherapy that uses a mixture of talking and art-making to help children express their thoughts and feelings.
• Music therapy is using music to address a group or individual's physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. We will employ a variety of activities, such as listening to melodies, playing an instrument, drumming, writing songs, and guided imagery.
This programme works well with young children because many cannot communicate emotions through talking therapies. Our staff engages the child in creative activities and encourages them to express their feelings through the action they perform through conversing with the child.
When working at a school, the schools will decide the C&YP chosen to carry out the project. Service delivered for six weeks, 12 hours per child in no more than groups of six.
Schools, parents, other groups working with the child, or the child themselves can refer children to our community sessions.
We work with multiple Sandwell Primary Schools.