How working with a community arts project benefits service users
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How working with a community arts project benefits service users

Sian Dolling Occupational therapy clinical team leader, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, South Wales
Jan Day Specialist occupational therapist, Caswell Clinic, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, South Wales

Sian Dolling and Jan Day describe drama workshops that helped patients use self-expression as a step towards recovery

With the aid of a grant, links were developed between a medium secure forensic mental health service in South Wales and a community arts project. It provided nine, ten-week creative workshops over three years. The first workshop has been well received, with a significant improvement in participants’ mood and sense of achievement, and positive feedback from clients and staff.

Mental Health Practice. 16, 8, 36-38. doi: 10.7748/mhp2013.05.16.8.36.e855

Correspondence

sian.dolling@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Accepted: 24 October 2012