Art Therapy For Mental Health

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Artwork my own

Several years ago I keenly agreed to have art therapy with Lewisham hospital psychological services. It was held in the crypt of the historical St Mary The Virgin church which was located beside the hospital. Being keen on the macabre and intriguing, the location alone added to my willingness!

It was a great chance to simply get out of the house and indulge in letting my imagination rule. We all enjoyed several projects together as we had tea, coffee and of course, biscuits! We talked about our lives and experiences together with therapeutic discussions with the present councillor. It felt rather like a glorified coffee morning and I loved it.

We each did group projects as well as our own. I started with collages as I remembered them from art class in school and then later listening to music inspired me to draw the illustration pictured above.

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