The world can be a magical and exciting place through the eyes of a young people. It can also be scary and overwhelming. Young people will show us how they are copying through their behaviors and emotions. We support young people by entering their world through arts/crafts, play and music.
Ballarat Art Therapies has been delivering art therapy in schools within Ballarat and surrounds for the past 8 years. We work within the school setting to support students emotional, social and mental health wellbeing. We have a range of evidenced-based group programs created to respond to the student's and school's needs, along with the option of individual supports.
Emphasis is placed on the psychological therapeutic processes within a growth mindset, as opposed to art education.
Our programs are reviewed and assessed both internally and externally.
Tailored Art Therapy groups run for a set number of weeks (e.g. term or 8 weeks).
An onsite Art Therapist in your school for a regular set time/day, for individual or group work.
Variety of other programs are available to be facilitated in your school, including DRUMBEAT, Rhythm2Recovery, Peaceful Kids and more.
Programs for parents are available, such as Tuning in to Kids® and Circle of security.
Supporting educational staff, offering workshops in the school. Topics include (educating on trauma, emotional regulation, psychological safety).
Critical Incident Debrief services are available for staff in school, in our location or online.