HEARTWORK – Arts on Prescription style workshop Programme for Secondary Schools
We are currently offering Arts and Minds workshops for schools for students in Years 9 and 10, led by professional artists and supported by a qualified psychotherapist where participants can try a variety of creative activities, including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Two pilots have taken place at Ernulf Academy in StNeots and also Cambourne Village College.
County Council interest has led to the funding of a roll out across the County with two participating schools in each district.
Ethically Approved Research
We are working with a PHD candidate from Anglia Ruskin University (read more on People page) who specialises in youth mental health services to evaluate the impact work such as this has on the young people taking part. An evaluation of the two pilots will be posted on the site in early 2017.
Blog Posts from Pilot 2
Working on Pilot 2 was artist facilitator Sheila Ceccarelli from Access Art and Psychotherapist Yael Pilowsky Bankirer who have compiled a comprehensive series of blog style postings on the work as it progressed with some beautiful images too. View the Blog