Crisis to recovery: Art in Healthcare

Room for Art is visual art and social prescribing project run by Art in Healthcare providing visual arts workshops facilitated by professional artists with the aim of improving people’s health and wellbeing.

During the Covid-19 crisis Art in Healthcare ran this programme online. They also saw a need to introduce Art Therapy, a new service offering more intensive support for the individuals they support. Art therapy combines image making and psychotherapy to aid awareness, individual growth and address emotional issues that may be distressing or confusing. This involved a blend of group sessions and one-to-ones. Iona, Outreach Manager, shares her experiences of using learning to recover from the crisis.

This case study is part of a series that may be of interest to any third sector organisation who is having to adapt and learn as they go in uncertain times.