Our statement and resources related to conflict in the Middle East

We share the deep concerns of many of our members about the ongoing conflict in Palestine and Israel, and the humanitarian crisis it is causing.

Communities across the UK have been deeply affected by the conflict. We know that our members may be directly and indirectly affected, and will be supporting clients and communities who are also being affected.

To support our members during this time, we have pulled together a list of resources to help with self-care, to help you professionally in your practice, and links to external support.

We hope you can draw on this list of resources for support if you have been affected by the conflict in the Middle East, or by any conflict across the world.


Free CPD for members: Creative self-care

Run by trauma focussed therapists, members can watch a recording of a CPD session we ran on creative self-care.

Go to memberzone


Professional support

We have a professional advisor in our team who can help with practical and ethical issues that might arise in your practice or organisation. You can email Louise on louise.smart@baat.org


Journal articles

Art therapy journals are a valuable resource to draw on. Here are three articles that you might be helpful:

If you are one of our member, you can read all articles for free through the links in your memberzone.


External support

Reporting abuse and hate crime

Incidents of hate and abuse towards both Jewish and Muslim communities has risen dramatically.

  • Antisemitic incidents can be reported to the聽.
  • Islamophobic incidents can be reported to聽.

HCPC guidelines

The new HCPC guidelines of Standards of Proficiency include a section on looking after your wellbeing, and seeking support when you need it.


Humanitarian aid

If you want to offer donations for humanitarian support in the region, you may want to look at the following organisations: