Does art therapy work?

There is a growing body of evidence that art therapy is an effective intervention

General 鈥 arts and arts therapies and their benefits

Title: Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing
Published by: UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (2017)

Title: Art Therapy: A Map of the Evidence
Published by: Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Evidence Synthesis Program (2019)

Armed forces veterans

Title: Art Therapy: A Map of the Evidence
Published by: Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Evidence Synthesis Program (2019)


Title: Arts, Health and Well-being Across the Military Continuum: White Paper 2.0 鈥 2020 and Beyond
Published by: USA National Initiative for Arts & Health
Across the Military (2021)

Children in primary school experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Title: Art Therapy in Primary Schools
Published by: Zoe Moula and Alex McDonald (2021)

Psychosis and 鈥榮chizophrenia鈥

Title: Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: Prevention and Management
Published by: UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence – NICE ((2014)

Title: Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Children and Young People: Recognition and Management
Published by: UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence – NICE (2013)

Title: The BAAT Guidelines on Art Therapy for People with a Psychosis-Related Diagnosis
Published by: 香港六合彩开奖结果记录 and Canterbury Christ Church University (2020)
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Hear from people who have attended art therapy

People who have attended art therapy share their experiences and artworks

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I had so much benefit… real lasting benefits that I’ve been able to carry on with on my own, like a new way of doing things and different methods of coping. I think I got more from it than I ever thought possible.

Service user, Creative Therapies Service, Exeter